Arsenal vs Napoli: Ramsey inspires Gunners to 2-0 win over Ancelloti's men

Arsenal vs Napoli: Ramsey inspires Gunners to 2-0 win over Ancelloti's men

- Arsenal vs Napoli Europa League clash ended in favour of the Premier League side

- The Gunners took the lead after just 16 minutes through Aaron Ramsey

- Unai Emery's men doubled their lead after Kalidou Koulibaly scored an own goal in the 25th minute

- They will hope they can complete the victory when they visit Italy for the second leg next week

Arsenal cruised to a 2-0 victory over Napoli in their Europa League quarterfinal first leg tie played at Emirates on Thursday night, April 11.

Juventus bound midfielder Aaron Ramsey gave the Gunners the breakthrough in the 16th minute of the fixture.

Lacazette spotted Maitland Niles in the box who teed up the 28-year-old star to stab home from close range.

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It was 10 minutes after Arsenal's opener, that Torreira turned Ruis on the edge of the box before firing a shot that was initially off target before being deflected by Kalidou Koulibaly

The goal went down as an own goal to the Napoli defender as Arsenal ended the first half comfortably in the lead.

Arsenal run rampage and dominated the Italian team throughout most of the second half of the game, coming close to sealing a third goal on several occasions.

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Napoli were all over the place and did not entirely look ready to challenge the North Londoners who meant business and made a meal of the Italian guests.

Aubameyang almost added his name to the scoresheet after Mkhitaryan took the ball away from his man and onto the Gabonese striker's path, only for him to fire the shot off target.

And as much as Napoli did show moments of brilliance and attacking prowess, the Gunners still offered more of a consistent threat in the second half of the tie.

Unai Emery will be happy wit the result that put his team in a comfortable position going onto the reverse fixture in Italy.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal suffered their seventh Premier League defeat following their 1-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, April 7.

Phil Jagielka scored the only goal that separated the two sides in the 10th minute of the meeting as the Toffees claim maximum points after regulation period.

The 36-year-old simply tapped into the net a loose ball which came to him after a goal-mouth scramble from both sides.

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