Arsenal find themselves atop the English Premier League and full of confidence. Napoli beat Borussia Dortmund, a team that made it to last year’s Champions League Final, and is also brimming with confidence. Aside from the Celtic vs Barcelona game, this might be the marquee match up. Napoli lacks the brand power or recognition of Celtic in the states, but they’re a good side.
Aside from that Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, under new manager Rafael Benitez, also finds themselves in second place in Serie A.
“He is a top class manager, he has proven that, so when you are confronted with his teams, you know it will always be difficult,” said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, via ESPN FC.
“But we are up for it, we want to do it and we have the confidence to do it.”
Benitez was quick to praise Wenger too.
“I am expecting a strong team because I think Arsene Wenger is the best coach in the Premier League,” said Benitez. “He has experience in Europe, Arsenal is always top four and he is doing great job. Hopefully he can win (the Champions League), but another year, not this one.”
Date: October 1
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: London, England
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV Info: FOX Soccer Plus
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go