Napoli vs. Arsenal: Preview and TV schedule

Paul Gilham

Napoli and Arsenal meet at the Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday, with both sides still looking to book their places in the knockout stages.

This season's Champions League group of death has certainly lived up to its billing, with Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli all looking to progress to the knockout stages heading into the final matchday. Arsenal are currently three points clear at the top of the group and need just a draw to progress, while Napoli -- currently down in third place but level on points with second-placed Borussia Dortmund -- have a more challenging task.

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Arsenal picked up a pretty comfortable 2-0 win the reverse fixture, though in the cauldron of the San Paolo they should find life more difficult. However, Napoli will be without Giandomenico Mesto, Juan Zuñiga, Anthony Réveillère and attacking midfield talisman Marek Hamšík, without whom they have struggled.

As for Arsenal, their lengthy injury list still has all the usual suspects on it. The biggest absentee for the Gunners could be defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini, who has enjoyed a stellar start to the season, while Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Abou Diaby and Bacary Sagna are also all sidelined.

Napoli injuries and suspensions

Out: Giandomenico Mesto (knee), Juan Zuñiga (knee), Marek Hamšík (foot), Anthony Réveillère (ineligible). In doubt: None.

Arsenal injuries and suspensions

Out: Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Abou Diaby (knee), Mathieu Flamini (groin), Bacary Sagna (hamstring). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Napoli: Pepe Reina; Pablo Armero, Miguel Britos, Raúl Albiol, Christian Maggio; Gökhan Inler, Valon Behrami; Dries Mertens, Goran Pandev, José Callejón; Gonzalo Higuaín.

Arsenal: Wojciech Szczęsny; Kieran Gibbs, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, Carl Jenkinson; Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey; Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil, Jack Wilshere; Olivier Giroud.

Match Date/Time: Wednesday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy

TV: Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes (U.S.), Sportsnet, TVA Sports (Canada), Sky Sports 2/HD (U.K.), Sky Sport 3 HD Italia, Premium Calcio 1, Sport Mediaset LIVE, Sky Calcio 2 (Italy)

Online: Fox Soccer 2Go (U.S.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada), Sky Go (U.K.)

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