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Head to Head
UEFA Champions League (UCL) 1 Oct 2013 Arsenal FC 2 – Napoli 0
Club Friendlies (FRC) 3 Aug 2013 Arsenal FC 2 – Napoli 2
7 Dec 2013 Napoli 3 – Udinese 3 SR-A
2 Dec 2013 Lazio 2 – Napoli 4 SR-A
26 Nov 2013 Borussia Dortmund 3 – Napoli 1 UCL
23 Nov 2013 Napoli 0 – Parma 1 SR-A
10 Nov 2013 Juventus 3 – Napoli 0 SR-A
8 Dec 2013 Arsenal FC 1 – Everton 1 EPL
4 Dec 2013 Arsenal FC 2 – Hull City 0 EPL
30 Nov 2013 Cardiff 0 – Arsenal FC 3 EPL
26 Nov 2013 Arsenal FC 2 – Olympique de Marseille 0 UCL
23 Nov 2013 Arsenal FC 2 – Southampton 0 EPL
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Napoli must win by a three goal margin to secure a place in the last-16, regardless the result of the other game.
However, Napoli must do better than Dortmund against Marseille to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League for the second time in the history of the Club.
If they win by a one or two goal margin and Borussia Dortmund beat Marseille, Napoli will be the first side to finish at the 3rd place in a CL group picking up 12 points.
Napoli have not drawn a game over their last 18 fixtures in European competition.
The Partenopei haven’t kept a single clean sheet over their last 12 games between Champions League and Europa League.
Arsenal are on course to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 11th season in a row.
Arsene Wenger’s side were defeated 4-0 in their last trip to Italy (vs AC Milan in February 2012) – overall their record in Italy in the Champions League is W3 D3 L3.
The Gunners have won five of their last six Champions League fixtures between this and last season.
Mesut Özil has scored only once in an away game in the Champions League – at Allianz Arena, back in April 2012.
Gonzalo Higuaín has never scored against an English team in the Champions League.
Napoli 1 Arsenal 1
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Note: Stats from Opta