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Napoli suffer triple blow ahead of UEL clash with Arsenal

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/03/2019

Napoli has suffered a triple injury blow of Lorenzo Insigne, Vlad Chiriches, and Amadou Diawara ahead of Europa League first-leg clash with Arsenal.

The Partenopei manage to scale through to the last eight of the second tier of European competition after a 4-3 aggregate over Red Salzburg as the Serie A side will travel to London April 11 for first leg encounter with Italy forward is one of three players who may struggle to feature along centre-back Romanian and Guinea holding midfielder due to injury. 

Napoli confirmed on their official website that Insigne and Chiriches suffered thigh injuries, while Diawara picked up a problem in his right foot during Thursday defeat at Red Bull Arena.

Furthermore, Insigne and Chiriches need ‘approximately three weeks of recovery time’, whereas Diawara ‘will be checked again in three weeks’.

The trio out of the Partenopei’s next four Serie A games against Udinese, Roma, Empoli and Genoa.

Whoever progresses from their quarter-final will play either Villarreal or Valencia in the semi-finals.
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