CONFIRMED: Arsenal line-up v Napoli - No Wilshere or Ramsey

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Arsenal face Napoli in the San Paolo aiming to seal progression to the Champions League knockout rounds.

The Gunners line-up as follows:

Team: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Rosicky, Cazorla, Ozil, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Monreal, Wilshere, Ramsey, Walcott, Bendtner.

Napoli team: Rafael; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Armero; Behrami, Dzemaili; Callejon,Pandev, Mertens; Higuain.

Arsenal will feel unfortunate to still be worrying about their fate at this stage of the competition, having gained 12 points from five matches.

It all owes to Marseille failing to win a single match, meaning three teams could finish on the same number of points.

Borussia Dortmund need to win away to the French side tonight, and Napoli to beat Arsenal for that to happen.

Dortmund would then go through by virtue of a superior head-to-head record on goal difference against both teams, while Napoli need to beat Arsenal by three clear goals to progress.

Arsenal have not lost by a margin of three goals or higher since their defeat to AC Milan, their last trip to Italy. Coincidentally, the same referee Viktor Kassai takes charge tonight.

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