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Arsenal to lift Europa League, former player predicts



Per Mertesacker

The North London outfit Arsenal has since lost out of the English Premier League title and they are no longer in any of the Cup competitions including the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup but that is not to say that they will go trophyless, according to former defender Per Mertesacker.

Arsenal are currently in the quarter-finals of the Europa League and have already seen a 2-0 defeat in their home against Italian Serie A outfit Napoli with the second leg expected to go down later on Thursday night.

Per Mertesacker said the Unai Emery team have got all it takes to make it to the finals and lift the trophy to make a perfect season because of the quality in the team.

According to the former player, Arsenal were lucky to have avoided a goal in the first leg as that will be a major boost ahead of the second leg fixtures.

He admitted that there could be a difficult atmosphere in Naples because of the Napoli fans and their stadium as that could play a role in the game but he is confident that the Unai Emery team have got all it takes to pass through.

Per Mertesacker noted that the Arsenal team have got the experience and have been pulling through, especially in their bid to secure a top-four finish which as they have proved in all of these to be up to the task.