Giroud, who has made only 12 Premier League starts and scored four league goals since arriving at Stamford Bridge, must now displace Gonzalo Higuain, who joined in January on a loan deal.
The semi-finals will be played on 2 and 9 May, with the final on Wednesday, 29 May at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.
"I prefer to face them in the final", he added. It is a tough draw for the Gunners, with Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli now second in Serie A - they were eliminated from the Champions League in the group stage despite beating Liverpool at home and drawing twice with Paris Saint-Germain. "It would be hard to play them with my history with the club".
A persistent back injury has limited Loftus-Cheek's playing time this season and Sarri was pleased to see the midfielder play the entire match.
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During the west London side's timid exit against Manchester United in an FA Cup match last month, many fans voiced their displeasure regarding Maurizio Sarri's method of play with the chant "f*** Sarri-ball".
"The potential of Loftus-Cheek is very high".
"Physically, technically and tactically he is improving". When I do the tests on the treadmill I have to say that I have one of the best tests at the club.
Insigne is of course the biggest miss for the Serie A side, as a vital source of creativity and goals - as well as leadership since Marek Hamsik left to play out his career in the Chinese Super League. "We're conceding less.in this moment the most important thing for us is to be solid", Sarri told the club's website ahead of Sunday's league trip to 11th-placed Everton.
Giroud completed his flawless hat trick - goals with the left and right foot and one with his head - in the 59th minute with a towering header from a Willian free kick to make it 4-0 as the rout continued.