Gunners without Almunia for Belgrade trip

Gunners without Almunia for Belgrade trip

Arsenal will be without goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow) for tomorrow’s Champions League Group H trip to Partizan Belgrade, but England full-back Kieran Gibbs (foot) will travel to Serbia.

Youngster Henri Lansbury – who scored his first senior goal in the Carling Cup win at Tottenham – is also in the 18-man squad, along with 20-year-old reserve keeper Wojciech Szczesny, who will provide cover for Lukasz Fabianski.

Midfielder Abou Diaby did not travel, having just recovered from an ankle problem.

Captain Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) remains sidelined, along with centre-back Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), though both could return against Chelsea next weekend.

Strikers Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie (both ankle) and Nicklas Bendtner (groin) are all still out, along with Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey (leg).

Team (from): Fabianski, Sagna, Koscielny, Squillaci, Clichy, Rosicky, Song, Wilshere, Nasri, Arshavin, Chamakh, Szczesny, Vela, Denilson, Djourou, Eboue, Gibbs, Lansbury.

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