Leary Emery teachers and students face challenges from Italy, while Chelsea's compatriot meets with Slavonia Praha.
Arsenal have to play the first game at home, although their visits are picked up after Napoli. If Arsenal goes home, London will have two matches at the same time as Chelsea will host Prague on Stamford Bridge. UEFA rules do not allow the city to play two matches in the tournament at the same time. Teachers and students Maurizio Sarri have a higher position than Arsenal at the UEFA club table so they have the right to play back leg at home.
Arsenal used to meet Napoli in the 2013 Champions League. Each team won one and lost the match. Photo: Guardian.
Napoli is the second in Serie A behind Juventus. In 1/16 and 1/8 rounds, they in turn went to Zurich and Red Bull Salzburg. Earlier, Carlo Ancelotti and his students took third place in the Group C Champions League, just below Liverpool. Arsenal went to the quarter-finals of the Europa League thanks to BATE Borisov and Rennes. Emirates Stadium is the fourth in the Premier League.
The last time Arsenal and Napoli were in the Champions League 2013-2014 group. At that time, each team won 2-0 at home.
Chelsea may be happy with his visit. They never met the champions of the Czech Republic. But Prague was impressed when he eliminated Sevilla with a total of 6-5 in the quarterfinals.
The two remaining pairs of quarterfinals are: Villarreal – Valencia, Benfica – Eintracht Frankfurt (the team that stands in front of the first round).
The first quarter of the Europa League final began on April 11, while the second match was held a week later. If they cross the quarterfinals, Arsenal encounter Villarreal or Valencia. This means that Arsenal and Chelsea can meet in the final, held at the Olympic Stadium in Baku (Azerbaijan).