Arsenal vs Napoli: Nigerian goalkeeper Okonkwo could feature for Gunners in Europa League

Arsenal vs Napoli: Nigerian goalkeeper Okonkwo could feature for Gunners in Europa League

- Arsenal vs Napoli's Europa League tough encounter will be played on Thursday night, April 10

- The Gunners could give 17-year-old Nigerian goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo the chance to play

- Okonkwo has not played in any Premier League game for Arsenal this season

Arsenal have turned their attention to Nigerian teenage goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo for their Europa League clash against Napoli which will be played on Thursday, April 11.

Gunners boss Unai Emery will hand fitness tests to Granit Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has recovered from an illness.

17-year-old Nigerian goalie Arthur Okonkwo has not played any game this season for Arsenal in the Premier League, but he could be given a chance in the Europa.

Arsenal lost their last game against Everton in the Premier League to extend their poor away record before heading to Italy.

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Their defeat meant Emery's side missed an opportunity to go third and land a blow on their top-four rivals.

Meanwhile, Arsenal and Napoli have faced off just twice before in Europe - home and away in the group stages of the Champions League in 2013-14.

Arsenal defeated the Italian side 2-0 at the Emirates, before losing by the same scoreline at the Stadio San Paolo.

Earlier, had reported how Alex Iwobi's Arsenal teammates Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah claimed the Nigerian star is their new DJ in the dressing room.

Three Arsenal stars had an interactive session with Nigerian hip-hop artiste Mr Eazi and they all asked important questions relating to what they know how to do best.

When Mr Eazi asked Iwobi why there are several videos of Arsenal players dancing in the dressing room, his teammates revealed that's because the Nigerian plays good music in the changing room. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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