Arsenal can boast the services of William Gallas in defence for tomorrow’s crunch clash against the European Champions Barcelona.
The Frenchman has made a surprise recovery after missing the last 8 games with a troublesome calf injury. Despite the 33-year-old lacking match fitness, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has hinted that he may give a rest to veteran defender Sol Campbell.
“Gallas is in the squad,” said the manager at Tuesday’s press conference. “I have not picked the team yet but he has a chance.
“He looks physically quite good. He has had three days training and I will now have to have a chat with him and then decide.
“But,” he added later, “Sol Campbell has played many games recently and a little breather would be welcome.”
Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas has a “40 per cent” chance of playing tomorrow because of severe bruising, although Andrey Arshavin and Samir Nasri have recovered in time from small knocks.
Gooner Talk’s Predicted Starting XI
Sagna – Gallas – Vermaelen – Clichy
Diaby (Fabregas) – Song – Nasri
Eboue – Bendtner – Arshavin
We’ll post the confirmed starting line-up when we get it tomorrow evening.
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