Coincidentally Arsenal and Napoli met at the Emirates in a meaningless friendly tournament over the summer, in a game that finished 2-2. Little did they know back then that they'd do battle in anger on the same turf a few months later, as now the partenopei arrive in London for a key Champions League clash with the Gunners.
Both of these sides are in great form -- Arsenal sit top of the Premier League while Napoli are still unbeaten this season -- and picked up impressive wins on the opening Champions League matchday, adding to the intrigue yet further.
Arsenal are still hampered with a string of injury problems -- the most significant meaning Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla are both still sidelined. In contrast, Napoli only have one definite absentee, with Christian Maggio unavailable through a knee injury. Gonzalo Higuaín -- who was reportedly subject to strong interest from Arsène Wenger over the summer -- will almost certainly start up front for the visitors.
Arsenal injuries and suspensions
Napoli injuries and suspensions
Out: Christian Maggio (knee). In doubt: None.
Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 7:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England
TV: Fox Soccer Plus (U.S.), Sportsnet World (Canada), Sky Sports 2/HD (U.K.), Sky Sport 3 HD Italia, Sky Calcio 2 (Italy)
Online: Fox Soccer 2Go (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.)