Ahmed Musa has resolved a rift with CSKA Moscow Coach Viktor Goncharenko and could be available for selection in todayâ€™s crucial tie against Arsenal in the Europa League quarter-final return leg match at the VEB Arena.
The 25-year-old Leicester City loanee was involved in an altercation with his coach in the weekendâ€™s domestic league trip to Dinamo Moscow.
Goncharenko revealed Wednesday during his pre-match press conference ahead the Arsenal visit that all issues concerning the row have been laid to rest during a showdown talk with the player on Tuesday.
â€œAbsolutely (the row) will not affect (his possible selection for the Arsenal match)â€, Goncharenko said.
â€œFootball is, first of all, emotions. If they are removed, it will be a robot competition.
â€œWe talked with Musa yesterday (Tuesday), there are no questions left. When choosing the starting lineup, emotions will not be affected.
â€œIf he is ready to play tomorrow, he will come out. I will not remove him from my team because of my ambitions.â€
He also ruled out sanctions for the Nigeria winger.
â€œThen I should (as well) be fined, because the fight was mutual (smiling),â€ he said.
â€œI repeat: in the team this happens. Sometimes you have to say something to each other and move on.
â€œThere are no grievances and fines, we just finished and left it there.
â€œMusa is preparing for the match against Arsenalâ€.