Gibbs out for Gunners

Gibbs out for Gunners

Kieran Gibbs is out of for Saturday’s Premier League game against Sunderland.

Midfielder Mikel Arteta is available after serving a European suspension for the midweek Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, while striker Olivier Giroud is expected to be recalled.

Aaron Ramsey (thigh) and deadline-day loan signing Kim Kallstrom (back) are also not fit. Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott are long-term absentees with their respective knee injuries.

Provisional Squad: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Ozil, Giroud, Fabianski, Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gnabry, Podolski, Sanogo, Bendtner.

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