There is some good news coming the way of Arsenal and their fans from the Italian media this evening. If you believe reports in the Italian media, Spanish international goal keeper Pepe Reina who is on loan to Napoli from Liverpool is set to miss the champions league clash between Napoli and Arsenal tonight.
Reina who has been in an impressive form for the Italian ever since he signed for them from Liverpool has reportedly not train this morning according to reports on football-italia.net and is likely to miss the match as he fails to recover from an injury.
Arsenal have to avoid a 3 goals difference defeat to the Italians to stand a chance of making it to the knock out stage of the UEFA champions league. The good news for Arsenal is that if Rein is to sit out the match, rookie Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael will be called upon. Rafael was in goal against Udiness in the 3-3 draw over the weekend which so many Napoli fans criticizing the young Brazilian for what they believe is 2 points dropped to Udiness.
Rein was initially expected to overcome the injury that forced him to miss Napoli’s interesting 3-3 draw away to Udiness at the weekend.