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Higuain left out of Napoli side to face Arsenal

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October 1, 2013 « Tiernan-Locke was keen on more testing, say former team | Chartbeat test »

Long-time Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain does not feature for new side Napoli in their Champions League clash against the Gunners at the Emirates.

The Argentine striker had been rated no better than 50-50 to be fit in time for the Group F encounter, and Rafael Benitez was unable to call upon his summer signing.

There was no place in the Arsenal line-up for Serge Gnabry, who scored his first goal for the club in Saturday's 2-1 win over Swansea.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Flamini; Rosicky, Ozil, Ramsey; Giroud.

Substitutes: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Monreal, Jenkinson, Wilshere, Gnabry, Bendtner

Napoli: Reina; Mesto, Albiol, Britos, Zuniga; Inler, Behrami; Callejón, Hamsik, Insigne; Pandev.

Substitutes: Cabral, Fernandez, Armero, Cannavaro, Dzemaili, Mertens, Zapata

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