The Nigeria and the Senegal internationals didn’t characteristic of their facet’s final outing and will probably be examined earlier than their conflict in opposition to the Gunners
Slavia Prague supervisor Jindrich Trpisovsky has confirmed Peter Olayinka and Abdallah Sima will probably be assessed forward of their Europa League second leg quarter-final in opposition to Arsenal on Thursday evening.
The African stars missed the Pink and Whites’ recreation in opposition to Sparta Praha final weekend as a result of damage, the place they returned to profitable methods after two consecutive attracts.
Olayinka and Sima featured within the first leg in opposition to Mikel Arteta’s males the place they performed out a 1-1 draw at Emirates Stadium.
The Tremendous Eagles ahead has featured 10 instances within the European competitors this season, scoring three objectives and offering two assists, whereas Sima has discovered the again of the web 4 instances in 11 video games within the match.
Trpisovsky hopes to have the Nigeria and the Senegal internationals again in opposition to the Gunners at Sinobo Stadium.
“Sima and Olayinka each joined the coaching. We suppose considered one of them will probably be accessible for the beginning line-up and one for about twenty minutes. We’ll determine tomorrow morning after warming up,” Trpisovsky mentioned in a pre-match press convention.
Trpisovsky additionally revealed the Pink and Whites are effectively motivated for his or her encounter in opposition to Arsenal and hopes the winner won’t be determined by penalties.
“Historical past actually motivates us. Our dream is to make it to the finals. We nonetheless have loads of matches forward of us and we need to attain the highest in all competitions,” he continued.
“I hope there aren’t any penalties. I do not know if I might have the stamina to observe it. I might most likely go to the workplace and inform myself the way it turned out. When penalties determine one thing, it is unfair, however it’s a part of soccer.
“It is a massive match to advance to the semifinals at dwelling with Arsenal. We’re trying ahead to it rather a lot. We have now to watch out and provides most efficiency.
“Arsenal exhibits that it most popular the European League. They know that this can be the one journey to Europe for subsequent season. The semifinals of the European League are at stake and nobody will underestimate something.”
Olayinka has scored 10 objectives and supplied 5 assists in 34 appearances throughout all competitions this season whereas Sima has bagged 19 objectives and arrange six others in 35 video games.