Europa League: Iwobi Faces Napoli Test; Chukwueze’s Villarreal Clash With Valencia

Europa League: Iwobi Faces Napoli Test;  Chukwueze’s Villarreal Clash With Valencia

Alex Iwobi and his Arsenal teammates will face their biggest test in the Europa League this season when they confront Napoli today (Thursday ) in a quater-final, first leg tie at the Emirates Stadium, London, reports.

The Gunners who suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to Everton in a Premier League game last Sunday are yet to lose at home in the Europa League this season.

They will be buoyed by the return to full fitness of top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a bout will illness.

The Illness restricted the Gabon international to a place on the bench in the clash against Everton.

But manager Unai Emery will decide whether to include Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka in the starting line-up.

Both are still recovering from foot and groin injuries respectively.

Iwobi who has featured eight times for Arsenal in the Europa League this season has scored once and recorded two assists.

At the Estadio de la Cerámica, talented Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze is expected to be in action when Villarreal take on Valencia in an all Spanish affair in the Europa League.

Chukwueze, 19, who has shone in the colours of the Yellow Submarines this season has scored one goal and recorded one assist in seven appearances in the Europa League for Javi Calleja’s men.

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