Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has welcomed back five of his senior stars into the Gunners line-up for this afternoon’s Premier League game against Middlesbrough.
After the midweek Champions League defeat to Porto, fullbacks Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy return. Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie also make their comeback since sustaining slight niggles in training.
Ivorian scapegoat Emmanuel Eboue is dropped to the bench because of Sagna’s return into the starting XI while Johan Djourou, Denilson, Alex Song and Abou Diaby all keep their places.
As for Boro, former Gunner Jeremie Aliadiere gets a start upfront for the Teesiders. There’s no place for another ex-player in Justin Hoyte though, the young defender injured himself in training a couple of days ago.
Confirmed Arsenal Starting XI
Sagna – Djourou – Gallas – Clichy
Denilson – Fabregas (c) – Song – Diaby
Adebayor – van Persie
Subs: Fabianski (GK), Vela, Ramsey, Silvestre, Wilshere, Bendtner, Eboue
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