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Arsene Wenger has warned Napoli they face a difficult test against his old side Arsenal when the two teams meet in the quarter-finals of the Europa League next month.
The Gunners were handed a very challenging route to the final, drawn against Napoli in the next round and either Valencia or Villarreal in the semi-finals should they overcome the Serie A runners-up.
Wenger says he will be rooting for Arsenal when the two sides meet in April and believes they will pose a huge test for Napoli to overcome.
‘I will be an Arsenal fan on the night of game against Napoli, just as I have been during all their matches this season,’ the Frenchman told Italian newspaper Il Mattino.
‘Emery doesn’t need any advice from me. I am a huge fan of Carlo Ancelotti, he’s one of the greatest technicians of all time, a true master in the way he works with his teams.
‘But Arsenal are a great team and for Napoli it will be a very difficult task to knock them out.’
Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals after a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Rennes.
The French side won the first leg against the 10-man Gunners but the north Londoners blitzed their opponents in the second leg at the Emirates, winning 3-0 on the night in scintillating fashion.