Campbell stays on sidelines

Arsenal will be without Sol Campbell and several other first-choice defenders for tomorrow’s Premiership clash with Bolton.

The veteran centre-half aggravated an ankle problem after returning to training following his extended leave of absence and faces around two further weeks on the sidelines – ruling him out of the first leg of the Champions League clash with Real Madrid. Youngster Alex Song could be an option at centre-back tomorrow.

Ashley Cole (thigh), Gael Clichy (foot), Pascal Cygan (hamstring), Lauren (knee), Kerrea Gilbert (back) are all continuing to receive treatment, while Emmanuel Eboue and Kolo Toure are both still on African Nations Cup duty.

Midfielder Freddie Ljungberg returns to the squad, but Robin van Persie (toe) will again be rested and Theo Walcott (shoulder) is also out.

Provisional squad: Lehmann, Flamini, Senderos, Djourou, Song, Larsson, Fabregas, Gilberto, Diaby, Reyes, Hleb, Henry, Adebayor, Almunia, Ljungberg, Pires, Bergkamp, Lupoli, Muamba, Connolly.

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