Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli are left with a mountain to climb to qualify for the semi finals of the Europa League.
Goals from the new Juventus acquisition Aaron Ramsey and an own goal from Kalidou Koulibaly sent Arsenal on their way to a home victory and Carlo Ancelotti admits they were taken by surprise in a worrying first half display. But isn’t writing his team off just yet.
“We were taken by surprise. We were worried and frightened. In the second half, we made fewer mistakes and created a couple of chances, scoring would have made the comeback less difficult for the return. It’s difficult, but not impossible,”
Carlo Ancelotti would be hoping to reorganize and ready the team, as the Parthenopeans welcome Arsenal to the San Paolo Stadium for the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals fixture, scheduled for the 18th of April.