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Gunners ace set to return

11th April 2019, 01:55 by Michael Holland

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is fit to start against Napoli in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.

The striker, who is the Gunners leading goalscorer with 22 goals in all competitions this season, has had to settle for a place on the bench in the last two games after struggling with illness.

However, he has recovered and is ready to face the Italian side at the Emirates Stadium.

"He's getting better and can start," said Emery. "He had a small problem and he has taken antibiotics for his illness. That's the main reason he didn't start those two matches."

Elsewhere, Arsenal need to assess the fitness of Laurent Koscielny who has been recovering from a foot injury, and Granit Xhaka, who is getting over a groin problem.

The duo both trained on Wednesday, but have not played for the club since the international break in March and Emery may be reluctant to throw them back in.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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