Arsenal head to Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon looking to strengthen their hold at the top of the Premier League.
Theo Walcott is pushing for his first league start in over ten weeks after making back to back substitute appearances, while Kieran Gibbs is available for selection following illness.
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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.
Aaron Ramsey continued his excellent goal scoring form by nodding in the only goal in a superb 1-0 victory for Arsenal over last season’s Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund.
The Wales international grabbed his eleventh club goal of the season just past the hour mark to give the Gunners a famous victory at the Westfalenstadion, and keep Arsene Wenger’s men on top of Group F on nine points, along with Napoli who beat Marseille at home.
Jack Wilshere has been ruled out of this evening’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund with an ankle problem.
Fellow midfielder Mathieu Flamini (groin) hasn’t made the trip though Kieran Gibbs is available after recovering from a hip problem.
Record Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil has been passed fit for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of Norwich City.
The Germany international as substituted with a knee injury in the victory over Sweden midweek but is available for selection, along with Bacary Sagna and Santi Cazorla, who have recovered from their respective injuries.
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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.
Arsenal bounced back from their disappointing opening day defeat by taking a commanding lead in their Champions League play off tie with Fenerbache.
The Gunners will go in to next week’s second leg at the Emirates with a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and an Olivier Giroud penalty.
Arsenal will be without midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for this evening’s Champions League play-off first leg against Fenerbache.
The 20 year old injured his knee in Saturday’s defeat to Aston Villa and will be out of action for up to six weeks though defenders Bacaray Sagna, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal should all be available for selection.
Arsenal endured a miserable start to their Premier League campaign after falling to a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts took an early lead through Olivier Giroud, but a Christian Benteke double and a third from debutant Antonio Luna wrapped up victory for the visitors.
Arsenal will be looking to move back into fourth place by taking three points against a Wigan Athletic side equally desperate for a victory at the Emirates this evening.
Lukasz Fabianski could return in goal after recovering from a rib injury, while Kieran Gibbs is also available for selection though Olivier Giroud misses out as he completes a three match ban.