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Carlo Ancelotti outlines the three ingredients Napoli require to beat Arsenal

Ancelotti has called on Napoli to show 'courage'
Carlo Ancelotti has called on Napoli to show courage in their Europa League quarter-final against Arsenal (Getty Images)

Carlo Ancelotti has called on his Napoli players to show courage, intelligence and heart as they bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Arsenal in the Europa League quarter-finals.

Arsenal made a fast start in the first leg at the Emirates, racing into a two-goal lead inside the opening 25 minutes thanks to an Aaron Ramsey strike and a Kalidou Koulibaly own goal.

Despite having numerous opportunities to extend their advantage, though, Arsenal were unable to get the third goal to kill the tie off and Napoli will still fancy their chances of progression.

Much has been made of Arsenals poor away form of late and although they beat Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road on Monday, it was an unconvincing performance with the hosts playing for 79 minutes with ten men after Troy Deeneys sending off.

Koulibaly scored an own goal against Arsenal
Kalidou Koulibaly scored an own goal against Arsenal at the Emirates (Getty Images)

Ancelotti, though, doesnt think Arsenals away form will be a factor and instead called on his own players to deliver a better performance at the San Paolo.

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Im sure were going to put in a brilliant performance tomorrow. Will it be enough? I think so, I think we can do it, Ancelotti said ahead of Thursdays game.

What do we need in three words? Courage, intelligence, heart. I didnt see much courage in the first leg, especially in the first half.

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Carlo Ancelotti outlines the three ingredients Napoli require to beat Arsenal

Ancelotti has called on Napoli to show 'courage'
Carlo Ancelotti has called on Napoli to show courage in their Europa League quarter-final against Arsenal (Getty Images)

Carlo Ancelotti has called on his Napoli players to show courage, intelligence and heart as they bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Arsenal in the Europa League quarter-finals.

Arsenal made a fast start in the first leg at the Emirates, racing into a two-goal lead inside the opening 25 minutes thanks to an Aaron Ramsey strike and a Kalidou Koulibaly own goal.

Despite having numerous opportunities to extend their advantage, though, Arsenal were unable to get the third goal to kill the tie off and Napoli will still fancy their chances of progression.

Much has been made of Arsenals poor away form of late and although they beat Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road on Monday, it was an unconvincing performance with the hosts playing for 79 minutes with ten men after Troy Deeneys sending off.

Koulibaly scored an own goal against Arsenal
Kalidou Koulibaly scored an own goal against Arsenal at the Emirates (Getty Images)

Ancelotti, though, doesnt think Arsenals away form will be a factor and instead called on his own players to deliver a better performance at the San Paolo.

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Im sure were going to put in a brilliant performance tomorrow. Will it be enough? I think so, I think we can do it, Ancelotti said ahead of Thursdays game.

What do we need in three words? Courage, intelligence, heart. I didnt see much courage in the first leg, especially in the first half.

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