Arsenal will be without Mathieu Flamini for Sunday's Barclays Premier League visit of Crystal Palace as the midfielder starts a three-match ban.
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Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky is available again following surgery on a broken nose, but Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Aaron Ramsey (thigh) remain sidelined.
Forward Yaya Sanogo (back) continues his rehabilitation, while Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott are long-term absentees with their respective knee injuries.
Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey will go straight into the Crystal Palace squad for Sunday's trip to Arsenal after joining on transfer deadline day from Wolves.
Defender Jonny Parr will be assessed again after suffering concussion in the FA Cup loss at Wigan.
Midfielders Jerome Thomas and Kagisho Dikgacoi (calf) are still recovering, while forward Glenn Murray (knee) remains out.
Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Gnabry, Arteta, Cazorla, Podolski, Ozil, Giroud, Fabianski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Bendtner, Rosicky, Monreal.
Crystal Palace (from): Speroni, Gabbidon, O'Keefe, Moxey, Mariappa, Delaney, Puncheon, Bolasie, McCarthy, Ward, Jedinak, Chamakh, Wilbraham, Jerome, Bannan, Williams, Gayle, Parr, Hennessey.