Unai Emery says he’s going to wait until the last minute to make a decision over the fitness of Granit Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny.
The pair have been sidelined with groin and foot injuries respectively, but there was a boost when they joined in training today ahead of the Europa League quarter-final with Napoli on Thursday night.
However, the Arsenal boss says he won’t make his mind up on their participation until closer to kick-off, giving them another day to move towards full fitness.
“Tomorrow we will decide,” he said about the key duo, cognisant that aggravating any injury at this point of the campaign could see a player sidelined for remains of the season.
There was also an update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has suffering from illness over the last week.
“He had a small problem and he has taken antibiotics for his illness,” he said of the striker who has been on the bench for the last two games.
“That’s the main reason he didn’t start those two matches. For tomorrow, he’s getting better and can start or can play after.”
The Gunners do have Lucas Torreira available again after missing three domestic games due to the ludicrous red card he was given against Sp*rs last month, while Sokratis’ two game ban rules him out of the next two Premier League matches but ensures he’ll start against the Italians.