Ancelotti's Napoli faces Arsenal in Europa League

Ancelotti's Napoli faces Arsenal in Europa League

"I prefer to face them in the final".

He has scored nine goals in this competition.

The striker has found himself on the fringes of the Blues' first team in the Premier League since the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain on loan in January, but Sarri told reporters after the game he remains an important figure in his plans.

Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne faces a race against time to be fit for his side's Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash with Arsenal. "It would be hard to play them with my history with the club".

"I feel a lot of trust and belief from the manager, I get on very well with him".

The Champions League will witness an all English quarter-final tie when Tottenham take on Manchester City, but the Europa League has not thrown up such a mix.

Sarri has even used Eden Hazard ahead of Giroud but the 32-year-old could make his first league start since Dec 30 in Sunday's game at Everton.

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"If you give someone like Giroud space in the six-yard box that's how good he can be".

In the other half of the draw, Benfica have been drawn to face Frankfurt, whilst Chelsea have perhaps been given the most favourable draw after being paired with Slavia Prague.

Jovic is now on a two-year loan at the German side from their Europa League opponents Benfica, with Frankfurt likely to take up the option-to-buy clause in the summer.

Napoli are second in Serie A and are one of the stronger sides left in the competition.

For Insigne, the Italian will now be unable to represent his country during the global break and crucially for all three it will be a race against time for the Arsenal clash on April 11th.

Sarri's former club Napoli also progressed to the last eight on Thursday after a 4-3 aggregate win over Salzburg, but the Italian says he would only like to meet the Partenopei for the final in Baku on May 29.

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