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Napoli ace out for redemption

18th April 2019, 05:14 by Michael Holland

Napoli ace Kalidou Koulibaly claims they are "angry" and have what it takes to knock Arsenal out of the Europa League.

The Gunners head to Italy with a 2-0 lead after outplaying their Serie A opponents in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium a week ago.

Unai Emery's side have so far lost both of their away knockout games in this season's Europa League, slipping to defeat at BATE Borisov and Rennes before turning both ties around at home.

Koulibaly, the subject of racial abuse on a Snapchat video shot during the game in north London, believes Napoli can improve on their previous display and secure a semi-final date against either Valencia or Villarreal.

"We're angry about the performance in London," he told Napoli's official website. "We know we messed up and we're aware we didn't show our true quality. We want to do so in the return leg.

"There's still a chance we'll go through if we play as we can do, at the height of our ability. It's still open. We need to be aggressive and put pressure on Arsenal. We'll be ready on Thursday."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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