Arsenal handed boost ahead of Europa League tie with Napoli trio injured

Arsenal to face Napoli in Europa League last eight

Arsenal to face Napoli in Europa League last eight

Maurizio's Sarri's side are now sixth in the Premier League, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, but with a game in hand.

"Giroud with his experience, he needs to set the barrier very, very high which he's done", Walker told Ian Stone's Comedy Breakfast (weekdays 6.30am-10.30am).

The Premier League giants are bidding for a first trophy under the Italian after losing last month's English League Cup final to Manchester City, and hoping to secure qualification for next season's Champions League.

Teenager Hudson-Odoi got on the score sheet before the final whistle, using his speed to outrun the Dynamo defence on the counter and easily beat Boyko to make it five goals on the night for Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Eden Hazard is one of several first-team stars who should come back into the starting XI as Chelsea continue their pursuit of a top-four finish.

" "[The draw against Arsenal is] a hard but very fascinating challenge for us, for the club and for our fans.

"I thought he was terrific", Walker said.

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"He's in the area, in the six-yard box more often than most centre forwards you see these days".

"I have been through a lot of tough moments in my career".

The remaining tie pits Benfica against Eintracht Frankfurt, with the victor facing Chelsea or Slavia Prague in the semi-finals. The winners will face Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt in the last four.

Arsenal must get past Napoli if they are to book themselves a place in the semi-finals of this season's Europa League.

Giroud's triple took him top of the overall goalscoring charts for this year's competition, as Chelsea raced into the quarter-finals with a 5-0 win in Ukraine and an 8-0 aggregate scoreline.

"Of course, an Arsenal final sounds good from the British side of things. I had to take it slowly but I'm building up nicely".

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