Sunday 26 February 2017

Pair rested for european clash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during a training session at London Colney, Hertfordshire. Photo: PRESS ASSOCIATION
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during a training session at London Colney, Hertfordshire. Photo: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Arsenal will rest Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin for tomorrow's Champions League trip to Braga, which defender Gael Clichy also misses because of a back problem.



England left-back Kieran Gibbs looks set to start, while Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner returns to contention after his groin problems. Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow), centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) and midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) remain out, while Aaron Ramsey continues his rehabilitation following a broken leg.

Team (from): Fabianski, Gibbs, Koscielny, Squillaci, Sagna, Nasri, Song, Wilshere, Rosicky, Walcott, Bendtner, Szczesny, Denilson, Djourou, Eboue, Chamakh, Vela, Fabregas.

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