Napoli were soundly beaten away at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, where Arsenal continued their impressive form and tore their way through the partenopei's shaky back line for a 2-0 win. It was a deserved three points for the Gunners, and Rafael Benítez's honeymoon period at the Stadio San Paolo has come to a definite conclusion.
However, even with Miguel Britos' rather unorthodox approach to defending, Napoli should manage to get back to winning ways in Serie A this weekend, where they host newly-promoted Livorno. The partenopei have won every one of their meetings with their Tuscan visitors since 2004, when both sides were in Serie B.
Having said that, this game isn't exactly a foregone conclusion -- the amaranto are currently sitting in the top half of the table after an impressive start to the campaign, and Napoli have already failed to overcome a promoted side this season, drawing 1-1 against Sassuolo last month.
Benítez will be unable to select Christian Maggio again, while Raúl Albiol and his former Real Madrid teammate Gonzalo Higuaín are both facing late fitness tests to determine their availability. Livorno have young Argentine playmaker Rubén Botta and midfield veteran Marco Biagianti out through injury, though otherwise should have a full-strength team to choose from.
Napoli injuries and suspensions
Out: Christian Maggio (injured). In doubt: Raúl Albiol, Gonzalo Higuaín.
Livorno injuries and suspensions
Out: Rubén Botta, Marco Biagianti (injured). In doubt: None.
Match Date/Time: Sunday, 3 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy
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