Arsenal will take a two-goal lead to Italy this Thursday after a dominant performance in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals against Napoli.

Thanks to a well-worked string of passing in the final third, Aaron Ramsey slotted home to put the Gunners up 1-0 just before the 14-minute mark.

The second goal came after a poor pass in midfield from Fabian Ruiz, allowing Lucas Torreira to push forward, and find the back of the net through an unfortunate deflection off centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly.

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Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to avoid the same mistakes in the second leg, and although they do take the home advantage, it will be down to Unai Emery and his men to capitalise on the lead they take to the Stadio San Paolo, and progress into the semi-finals.

It is vital that Emery gets as far as he can in the competition, as he is yet to find silverware with Arsenal since being appointed last May.

Here are some key battles to watch out for on Thursday evening that the Gunners will be hoping to conquer in order to push on towards the final stages of the competition.

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