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The Gunners are expected to take advantage of the Partenopei Azzurri as the Emirates Cup begins on Saturday

Arsene Wenger, the man who has been fingered by many Arsenal fans for his inability to make any major signing in the transfer market, leads his men out against a new-look Napoli team who are one of the big spenders this summer.

The north Londoners have been impressive in their pre-season campaign - grinding out a series of wins in the Far East as against the opponents who have played a lesser number of games.

Going into this game, the Gunners are backed to make home advantage count, and are red hot favourites to secure victory at best odds of 5/6 (1.83) with Ladbrokes which will put them in firm stead to reclaim their home trophy after the New York Red Bulls were the surprise winners two years ago.

Rafa Benitez’s side are massive underdogs in this tie, but the Spaniard is tipped to make his return to England positive by shocking the Gunners in their backyard. Napoli are tipped to win at available odds of 3/1 (4.00).

The draw is a 23/10 (3.30) with the same firm.

In the players’ market, in form French marksman, Oliver Giroud is backed at 5/1 (6.00) to find the back of the net first having put up a great performance during the Gunners' pre-season campaign. For his strike partner, Theo Walcott, he is 11/2 (6.5) choice with Ladbrokes to get the curtain raiser.

Should the visitors eventually get a goal, it is likely to come off the boots of former Real Madrid striker, Gonzalo Higuain. He is available at 7/1 (8.00). You could also look at the anytime market for Marek Hamsik, a prolific scorer for Napoli from midfield who can be found at best odds of 9/1 (10.00).   

Backing Arsenal to win either half at 9/20 (1.45) excellent value for those looking to back bigger prices and is worth a smaller investment.

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