Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will rotate his squad for Sunday’s FA Cup clash with League 2 side Leyton Orient.
The Gunners will be without defender Johan Djourou (back) at Brisbane Road which means Frenchman Sebastien Squillaci will partner his compatriot Laurent Koscielny in the centre of defence.
Tomas Rosicky and Denilson are expected to start in midfield, while Bacary Sagna returns to the squad after missing Wednesday’s win over Barcelona through suspension.
“All the others are smaller things I will assess slowly. Sagna is back from suspension but Abou Diaby is still suspended. Marouane Chamakh will be back in the group.
“There will be some rotation. We will see what I do. We play Sunday, Wednesday, Sunday again. But I have shown in many competitions that I have the same belief in every player.”
England starlet Theo Walcott (hamstring) is another play unlikely to be involved on Sunday, handing Nicklas Bendtner another chance in the starting eleven.
Leyton Orient v Arsenal kicks off at 16:30 (GMT) and is live on ESPN. Stay tuned to the blog for all the build-up towards Sunday’s game.