Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal players they have to be wary of Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne when they take on Napoli in the second game day of the champions league on Tuesday. The gunners are currently joint table toppers with Napoli ahead of their clash with the Italian at home on Tuesday. The two teams had played in the Emirates cup during the pre-season in a game that ended 2-2.
However, the gunners will be looking to get one over Napoli tomorrow to enhance their chances of making the knock out stage of the UEFA money spinning competition and Wenger believes to make this possible, the gunners have to ensure they keep close tab on Lorenzo Insigne.
Talking to Arsenal’s official website during the pre-game press conference Wenger said : “He [Insigne] is mobile, he is not tall but quick and very good in the transition from defence to attack,” Wenger pointed out.
“He is a good dribbler as well and is an intelligent mover. That makes him an interesting prospect.”
The French man also admitted the Italian have quality players all over the pack and will likely pose the greatest threat to the high flying gunners.
“That’s what struck me as well in the Emirates Cup – when they win the ball they come out very quickly with Callejon, Hamsik, Insigne and Higuain, [who] come out like bombs all the time they win the ball. The transition from our side from offence to defence will have to be very quick,” Wenger stated.
They had a surprising result for many people because Dortmund reached the final last year in a very emphatic way, 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.”