Ahead of their UEFA Europa League second leg quarter-finals clash, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that they have a 50-50 chance of progression against Napoli.
Arsenal head into the clash with a 2-0 advantage from the first-leg but will feel as though they should have put the tie to bed at home as they squandered several golden opportunities to kill the game. The Gunners will be boosted by the return of Sokratis Papastathopoulos after an injury lay off. Emery’s men are coming off a moral boosting 1-0 win over Watford away from home, where they have been poor this season.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Napoli clash, Emery was asked about their chances of progression, “Fifty-fifty, it’s not changed for me. We played the first leg at home and we won. But if you did one question about the first leg when at home, we won. That’s a normal result. But when you play here against Napoli and think they can beat you, it’s a possibility because they are very strong at home. We are 50:50. It’s not changed, but our mentality and target is to play to win tomorrow.”