Arsenal manager has declared that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available to start for the Gunners in their Europa League quarter-final against Napoli on Thursday at the Emirates Stadium.
Illness restricted the Gabon international to a place on the bench for Sunday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at Everton.
Aubameyang came on as a half-time substitute as the Gunners’ poor away form continued, but he could return to the side for the first leg against Napoli at Emirates Stadium.
“He had a small problem, he has been taking antibiotics for his sickness,” Emery told reporters on Wednesday. Amazing betting site.
“For tomorrow he’s getting better and can start.”
On Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka, who are recovering from foot and groin injuries respectively, Emery added: “We are going to decide tomorrow.”
Napoli are arguably the toughest team Arsenal could have faced in the last eight but Emery is relishing the chance to test his mettle against Carlo Ancelotti.
“I think it’s 50-50. Napoli have a big history like us, they’re second in the table,” Emery said of the Serie A side.
“They’re playing very well, they came from a strong group in the Champions League. They were very competitive. It’s going to be difficult for us but we have confidence. We need to be very consistent in two matches.
“I have a great respect for every coach. Ancelotti is top. His career is amazing. For me, my challenge is every day and every year. All I did in my past is only for taking experience. I need to make a new future.
“This match is a big match at the level we want to play. It’s a big test for us. We want to play against the best teams, Napoli are one of them.
“We need to be consistent each match. Each match gives a lot of information. Our balance is getting better but isn’t enough. We need to win tomorrow. If we won’t concede chances to score it’s important.
“They have good performances in the season. We need to be very, very competitive in 90 minutes. Our idea is to win and not concede goals. We are prepared for extra time or penalties. It’s going to be a very, very good game tomorrow.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!