Napoli vs. Arsenal: Lineups + Match Talk (alternative title: grab a stiff drink or perhaps a handful of tranquilizers)

Giuseppe Bellini

Napoli are without Reina, Inleri and, of course, Hamsik. Arsenal keep Ramsey on the bench.

Galatasaray beat Juventus 1-0 earlier this afternoon to sneak through the group stages with just seven points. Either Porto or Zenit could move on to the knockout round with a mere six. But Group F? Yeah, someone could go out there despite having twelve points. Twelve!

More on tonight's match

And that "someone" could very well be Napoli. Even a victory doesn't ensure progression. No, we have to root against Dortmund, and we might as well hope to score three goals and concede zero because really, is Marseille going to pick this as their match to win? Hahahahahaha.

Also Pepe Reina is out injured and Gokhan Inler is on the bench, so best kiss goodbye those dreams of a clean sheet.

We miss you, Marek Hamsik.

Yeah. This'll be fun.

Napoli:Rafael; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Armero; Dzemaili, Behrami; Callejón, Pandev, Mertens; Higuain

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

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