Van Persie back in Arsenal squad
Striker Robin van Persie returns to the Arsenal squad for the first time in five months following the ruptured ankle ligaments he suffered on international duty for Holland. He will start from the bench.
Sol Campbell will start in central defence with Alex Song still suffering from a knee injury.
Team (from): Almunia, Sagna, Vermaelen, Silvestre, Eboue, Campbell, Clichy, Denilson, Diaby, Walcott, Nasri, Rosicky, Eduardo, Bendtner, Van Persie, Fabianski, Traore, Merida, Eastmond.