In an open night of football, Arsenal beat Napoli 2-0 in their Europa League quarter-final.
Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Lucas Torreira have given Arsenal a good lead to take to the second leg, beating Napoli 2-0 at the Emirates this evening.
Unai Emery welcomed back Laurent Koscielny and Lucas Torreira to his starting line-up, and also recalled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the attack.
The Gunners started brightly, forcing a couple of early corners. Ramsey saw a shot blocked after a pull back from Kolasinac, then Maitland-Niles’ follow up shot was blocked too. Koscielny had defend a low cross smartly but in the 15th minute we were ahead.
Arsenal worked it from inside their own half, Ozil to Ramsey and back to Ozil, to Lacazette, he found Maitland-Niles in the box who laid it off to the Welshman who finished superbly with his right foot. 1-0.
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey put the finishing touches on a slick team move to put Arsenal ahead after just 15 minutes
The Juventus-bound Welshman celebrates after giving the Londoners the early advantage at the Emirates Stadium
Sead Kolasinac, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nacho Monreal join their team-mate to celebrate
Lucas Torreira watches his effort take a wicked deflection off of Kalidou Koulibaly and fly into the Napoli net
The diminutive Uruguayan wheels away towards the bench after putting his side two goals to the good