Arsenal boss Unai Emery had high praises for the Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the Europa League clash.
Emery spent some of his pre-match press conference heaping praises on Ancelotti, who he claimed is ‘top’.
“I have a great respect for every coach,” he said on Wednesday.
“Ancelotti is top. His career is amazing.
“For me my challenge is every day and every year. All I did in my past is only for taking experience.
“I need to make a new future.
“This match is a big match at the level we want to play. It’s a big test for us.
“We want to play against the best teams, Napoli are one of them.”
And Emery gives his side a fair chance of achieving success against Napoli over two legs.
“I think it’s 50-50. Napoli have a big history like us, they’re second in the table,” he added.
“They’re playing very well; they came from a strong group in the Champions League.
“They were very competitive.
“It’s going to be difficult for us, but we have confidence.
“We need to be very consistent in two matches.”