Thursday 30 March 2017

Fitness check for Gunners

Robin Van Persie. Photo: Getty Images
Robin Van Persie. Photo: Getty Images

Arsenal will assess the match fitness of World Cup finalists Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League opener at Liverpool.

Midfielders Abou Diaby, Alex Song (both calf) and Denilson (abdominal) face late checks, so England youngster Jack Wilshere could start.

Summer signings Marouane Chamakh and Laurent Koscielny are in the squad, but Johan Djourou (hamstring), Nicklas Bendtner (groin) and Aaron Ramsey (broken leg) are all sidelined.

Team (from): Almunia, Clichy, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Sagna, Wilshere, Diaby, Nasri, Walcott, Arshavin, Chamakh, Fabianski, Gibbs, Eboue, Frimpong, Rosicky, Emmanuel-Thomas, Lansbury, van Persie, Fabregas, Denilson, Song.

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