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Arsenal vs Napoli: Match preview

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Ahead of tomorrow's UEFA Champions League match against Napoli, Arsenal are gearing up to win their ninth match in a row.

The Gunners, who are hosting tomorrow night, look to have a tough match on their hands though, following Napoli's 2-0 win over Genoa on Saturday, which saw them continue their winning streak having dropped points only once this season so far.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that winning their second home match would be a step in the right direction to qualify for the tournament's knockout stage.

Speaking to the club's official website, Wenger said: "To beat them certainly is something special and that will lift their confidence.

"We know from the Emirates Cup that they are a good side but we know as well that when you want to qualify then home games are vital.

"We have started very well but you know if you win the second game at home you have a good chance to qualify. But I wouldn't say it's already a decisive game.

"It's a game that will have a great weight on the end result of the qualifying teams. Let's deal well with that situation then we will be in a very positive mood to finish the job."

Arsene Wenger's side will be without Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla, Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby through injury, but face no new concerns following their win against Swansea on Saturday.

Rafael Benitez, however, heads to the match with an arguably fitter side at his disposal - his only injury worry is full-back Christian Maggio, who is off with a knee problem.

Both teams have started the season in an impressive fashion, and the fight to the top of the Group F table is looking unpredictable, especially after August's entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates Cup in August.

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