The Fate of Injured Arsenal Players Ahead of Napoli Game

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Arsenal are facing a very tough one on the injury front as they look forward to hosting Napoli in the Europa League quarter-finals.

The Gunners got to this stage following a comeback over Rennes who had trashed them 3-1 in France in the first leg of the last-16 encounter.

As we await the commencement of the next phase of the competition, there are a few issues to worry about in the Arsenal team one of which is the fitness of players.

Unai Emery had has been without some of his best legs like Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka who both missed out of the Newcastle and Everton matches.

Aaron Ramsey also, even though he played a part in both ties, is obviously not so gallant to be employed at the moment. His woes started during the last international break.

A statement issued by the boss after Sunday's loss at the Goodison Park is not one giving us huge hope. The Spanish manager expressed high doubts over the potential availability of Koscielny and Xhaka.

"I don’t know," Emery told the press. "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."

Arsene Wenger's successor then went on to say that yesterday's loss was not found on the fact that some players were injured as we have won games without them.

"We have players and we know we can produce the performance with all the players," he added. 

"When you lose a match, maybe you can look at the players who didn’t play, but it’s rarely the consequence. 

"We’ve won matches with other players, other systems, and we need to be efficient in each moment. We need to be consistent like we are a lot of the time, but sometimes we can lose."

Arsenal sit on fourth spot having failed to grab all three points against Everton in their last Premier League fixture. They have got six more games to make amends.

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