Lacazette silences Naples and his critics but Ramsey set for Arsenal heartache
The Gunners booked their spot in the Europa League semi-finals with a 1-0 win against Napoli, but lost their departing midfielder to injury
It was almost the perfect night for Arsenal. Almost.
Given their away record this season, there were many who believed Unai Emery’s side would wilt amid the fevered atmosphere of the Sao Paolo stadium. They did the exact opposite.
This was not the Arsenal we have seen on the road this season, the team that crumbled in Rennes or were humbled in Borisov.
This was an Arsenal side led by the inspired Alexandre Lacazette, who took the game to Napoli and deservedly beat them 1-0 to reach the Europa League semi-finals for the second successive season.