Arsenal will be without suspended midfielder Jack Wilshere for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.
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Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is close to a comeback from his ankle problem and could be included in the squad, while midfielders Aaron Ramsey (groin) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hip) face fitness tests.
Winger Gervinho (ankle), defender Kieran Gibbs (thigh), midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) and Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) all continue their rehabilitation.
Fulham midfielder Mahamadou Diarra faces a race against time to be fit.
Cottagers boss Martin Jol revealed on Thursday that the former Real Madrid star was no better than "50-50" to recover from his latest knee injury.
Midfielder Simon Davies is still recovering from a hip operation.
Arsenal (from): Mannone, Sagna, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Santos, Cazorla, Arteta, Coquelin, Podolski, Walcott, Giroud, Szczesny, Martinez, Djourou, Jenkinson, Chamakh, Arshavin, Koscielny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey.
Fulham (from): Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise, Duff, Baird, Diarra, Richardson, Rodallega, Berbatov, Stockdale, Senderos, Sidwell, Petric, Ruiz, Karagounis, Dejagah, Kasami.