Arsenal will be hoping to make amends for last weekend’s thrashing at the hands of Liverpool as they take on the Reds at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Arsene Wenger is likely to select his side with one eye on Wednesday evening’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, though Kim Kallstrom, Theo Walcott Aaron Ramsey and Abou Diaby are definitely out injured.
Jack Wilshere has revealed his ambitions to become Arsenal captain, Sky Sports understands.
The 21 year old, who has appeared in all but one of the Gunners’ league games this season, is one of the longest serving players in Arsene Wenger’s side after breaking through to the first team at just 16.
Kieran Gibbs has been called up to the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland after Ashley Cole was ruled out with a rib injury, Sky Sports understands.
The defender has not made and international appearance since he won his second cap in a friendly defeat to France three years ago, and will battle with Leighton Baines for the left-back slot.