Diaby and Vermaelen to miss Gunners' Euro clash

Diaby and Vermaelen to miss Gunners' Euro clash

Arsenal will be without midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) and defender Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) for tomorrow night’s Champions League Group H opener against Braga at Emirates Stadium.

Fit again winger Samir Nasri comes back into contention having recovered from knee surgery, while full-backs Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna are expected to return after being rested for the Barclays Premier League win over Bolton.

Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie (both ankle), Nicklas Bendtner (groin) and Aaron Ramsey (leg) remain out.

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