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The Gunners enter a massive run of fixtures, starting on Wednesday, with their European progress and lead at the top of the Premier League on the line.
First up, is a winner takes all clash with a twist against Serie A side Napoli. The Gunners are top of group F, three points head of their hosts and need just a point to secure their place.
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Arsenal will head into the game on the back of a keenly fought contest with Everton and with top of the table clashes with Manchester City and Chelsea looming the big games are coming thick and fast for Arsene Wenger and his side.
Despite the tough schedule, German International defender Per Mertesacker, a key man for the Gunners this season, believes that he and his team-mates are quite relaxed ahead of the busy period.
“We have tough games coming up over the next week and over the Christmas period. We just want to go one game at a time” Mertesacker told Arsenal’s official website.
“We are really relaxed, we don’t have to respond to anyone. We just have to do our job every single second of the game. That is our target, nothing else.”
Arsenal will be without long term absentee’s Abou Diaby and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the game while Lukas Podolski is back in training but not ready for a return to first team action.
By contrast Rafa Benitez’s side need win by three goals or more to seal their place in the knockout stages and are currently in the midst of a poor run of form with just one win in their last five games in all competitions.
The club has shown signs in their last two games that their blip has come to an end following up a 4-2 win over Lazio with a 3-3 draw with Udinese.
Pepe Reina sat out the clash with Udinese but could return on Wednesday while Goran Pandev and Gonzalo Higuain with five goals between them in their last two games look set to the key men for Benitez especially with Marek Hamsik ruled out.
Slovakian star Hamsik, is struggling with a build-up of fluid on his leg and is set to be in the stands alongside fellow injured pair Juan Camilo Zuniga and Giandomenico Mesto.