Napoli 0-1 Arsenal PLAYER CATEGORY: Alexandre Lacazette & # 39; s away match key for a draw tie

Napoli 0-1 Arsenal PLAYING CATEGORY: Alexandre Lacazette & # 39; s away match key for the draw of the Europa League tie, because Lorenzo Insigne endures night to forget

  • Alexandre Lacazette (8) turned out to be clinical when Unai Emery attacked
  • Wing-backs Ainsley Maitland-Niles (7.5) and Sead Kolasinac (7.5) very effective
  • Lorenzo Insigne (5) flopped for Napoli and was replaced after an hour

Arsenal delivered a professional performance against Napoli as they effortlessly rode through the Europa League semi-final thanks to a 1-0 win at the San Paolo Stadium.

The Gunners effectively killed the tie in the first half after Alexandre Lacazette's free kick had given them a away match on a night they rarely had trouble with the ball.

Here Sportsmail looks at the top artists among the men of Unai Emery who will now include Valencia in the last four games.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery led his side to a comfortable Europa League victory in Napoli

Arsenal manager Unai Emery led his side to a comfortable Europa League victory in Napoli

ARSENAL (3-4-1-2)

Petr Cech – 7

The retiring 36-year-old goalkeeper denied Napoli the opener of a counterattack. His European adventure continues.

Sokratis – 6.5

Part of a watertight defense that closed off the offside trap to perfection in the first half.

Laurent Koscielny was part of a Gunners behind three who kept Napoli at bay during the tie

Laurent Koscielny was part of a Gunners behind three who kept Napoli at bay during the tie

Laurent Koscielny was part of a Gunners behind three who kept Napoli at bay during the tie

Laurent Koscielny – 6.5

The back three well organized when we expected Napoli to fly out of the traps.

Nacho Monreal – 6.5

Must be wary of the dangerous Lorenzo Insignia, who constantly hung on his shoulder.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 7.5

Play the right wing positively and always back. His manager will like that.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was just as effective as he was following in Naples

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was just as effective as he was following in Naples

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was just as effective as he was following in Naples

Lucas Torreira – 6.5

Sipped by heels in the middle of the field as per. The 5ft 6in was rarely troubled.

Granit Xhaka – 7

Swiss scrapper gave Arsenal a bit more in midfield than Mesut Özil would have.

Sead Kolasinac – 7.5

Did not just sit back and defend. He came forward and let Ramsey pass by nicely.

Sead Kolasinac constantly found gaps to abuse on the left side of the Arsenal attack

Sead Kolasinac constantly found gaps to abuse on the left side of the Arsenal attack

Sead Kolasinac constantly found gaps to abuse on the left side of the Arsenal attack

Aaron Ramsey – 7

Showed the Italians what they will get next season before suffering unfortunate hamstring injuries.

Alexandre Lacazette – 8

Anxious. Choose it. Superb free kick to give Arsenal their important road goal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7

Only a notable rescue from Napoli & # 39; s Alex Meret denied Aubameyang a tick.

With a free-kick, Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal of the game in the night

With a free-kick, Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal of the game in the night

With a free-kick, Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal of the game in the night

SUBS

Mkhitaryan (for Ramsey, 34) – 6

Elneny (for Xhaka, 61) – 6

Iwobi (for Lacazette, 68) – 6

SUBS (NOT USED)

Leno, Özil, Mustafi, Guendouzi

MANAGER

Unai Emery – 7

Bold starting setup with both Lacazette and Aubameyang. Paid off.

Lorenzo Insigne endured a night to forget on a Napoli side that never looked like scoring

Lorenzo Insigne endured a night to forget on a Napoli side that never looked like scoring

Lorenzo Insigne endured a night to forget on a Napoli side that never looked like scoring

REFEREE

Ovidiu Hategan – 6

Romanian assistants were kept busier to Napoli offsides.

NAPOLI (4-4-2): Meret 5.5; Maksimovic 5.5 (Mertens 45.6), Chiriches 6, Koulibaly 6.5, Ghoulam 6 (Rui 71.6); Callejon 6, Allan 6, Ruiz Pena 5.5, Zielinski 5.5; Milik 5.5, Insignia 5 (Younes 61, 6)

Subs (not used): Opina, Malcuit, Verdi, Hysajs

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