Bad news for Arsenal as Napoli pair Insigne and Ghoulam expected to be fit for Europa League clash


ARSENAL have been dealt a blow ahead of their Europa League clash against Napoli with Lorenzo Insigne and Faouzi Ghoulam expected to be fit to play.

The pair are back in the squad to face Genoa in Serie A at Stadio San Paolo tomorrow night to provide Carlo Ancelotti with a major boost.

Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne is in line to feature against Arsenal in the Europa League on Thursday
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Napoli face the Gunners at the Emirates on Thursday in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.

Both men have been absent in previous weeks, with left-back Ghoulam, 28, suffering from a knee injury that has restricted the Algerian to just 13 appearances this season.

While Italian winger Insigne has missed the last three league games with a muscle problem.

The 27-year-old has been influential for the Partenopei this campaign – chipping in with 13 goals and seven assists in 34 games in all competitions.

Though it is unlikely the former Pescara loanee will start against Genoa with Ancelotti not expected to take a risk on the Napoli skipper.

Both Manchester City and Liverpool have been linked with a move for Insigne, with the player recently admitting he may be forced to move on.

He told Corriere dello Sport: “I am 28 years old [this year] and it could happen that I receive an offer I can’t refuse.

“I’ve proved what I am worth and there are people around who appreciate me.”

While he also added: “As long as I am at Napoli, I will always give 110 per cent and I want to stay here for a long time.”

Left-back Faouzi Ghoulam has been limited to just 13 games in all competitions this season
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