Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 10 Apr 2019 10:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Arsenal deliver fitness update on Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka ahead of Napoli clash Arsenal are hoping to have Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka available for Thursday’s game against Napoli (Getty Images)Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny and midfielder Granit Xhaka are both being assessed by the club ahead of the Europa League quarter-final first leg against Napoli on Thursday.Koscielny has endured a stop-start campaign having missed the first three months of the season after rupturing his Achilles in May and has been absent since last month’s win against Rennes due to a foot problem.Xhaka, meanwhile, had been a mainstay of Unai Emery’s side until suffering a groin strain at the end of January and aggravating the problem last month. Neither player was available for Sunday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.AdvertisementAdvertisementAfter that game, Emery said: “Maybe Laurent could’ve come back to play today but yesterday we knew it wasn’t possible. I want to be positive for Thursday but it depends how he’s progressing. Xhaka is the same. They are doubts for Thursday.’ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery will be hoping to have both players available for the visit of Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli side in order to maximise Arsenal’s chances of getting a positive result at the Emirates prior to the return leg in Naples next week. Arsenal have lost both of their away knockout games in the Europa League this term.Should Xhaka be deemed fit enough to be involved on Thursday night, he is one of three Arsenal players at risk of suspension for the second leg having picked up three yellow cards during the competition. He along with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sokratis Papastathopolous are all one booking away from a suspension.Emery has virtually a full squad to pick from otherwise although Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding all remain long-term absentees.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement
Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 21-year-old however remains doubtful for this weekend’s crucial clash against Olympic Marseille. Osimhen has scored 12 goals and registered four assists in 23 league appearances for Lille this season. Read Also:Osimhen streched off in Lille win over Angers Lille occupy fourth position in the French Ligue 1 table with 40 points from 24 games. Osimhen, who scored Lille’s first goal in the game was replaced by new signing Nico Gaitan 10 minutes from time due to a muscle injury. According to reports in France, the Nigerian forward will go through further medical examinations to ascertain the severity of his injury.Advertisement Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen will undergo further tests on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury he picked up in Lille’s 2-0 away win against Angers SCO at the weekend. Promoted Content7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesWill 7 Largest Wet Markets In The World Survive After Pandemic?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldHow Couldn’t You See The Impact Of These Women On Our Lives?