Napoli have been boosted with the news that Lorenzo Insigne and Simone Verdi have been included in their squad to face Arsenal on Thursday.
Both players had been battling injuries with Verdi missing Napoli’s Sunday draw with Genoa, while Insigne’s fitness remains a concern despite coming on in the game at the weekend.
Amadou Diawara and Raul Albiol will both be missing due to injury, however, they do have Kalidou Koulibaly and Nikola Maksimovic back following European suspensions.
Also, our very own David Ospina, currently on loan to our opponents and eligible to play. He is fully recovered from his head injury suffered last month and is very keen to face his parent club, but that remains to be seen…
All things considered, Napoli will be able to field a very strong team, their main players are all available and manager Carlo Ancelotti will be pleased with the team he has brought to London.
The Italian will most likely go with a 4-3-2-1 formation with Hysaj, Maksimovic, Koulibaly and Ghoulam at the back, Callejon, Allan and Fabian across the middle with Mertens and Insigne just behind Milik up front, though Ancelotti may decide to go with the more flexible formation of 4-2-3-1.