Vermaelen out for Arsenal

Vermaelen out for Arsenal

Arsenal will be without defender Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) for tomorrow’s visit of Bolton, but will have midfielder Samir Nasri available again following knee surgery.

Forward Theo Walcott is out for up to six weeks after suffering an ankle injury while on duty for England in midweek, and Holland forward Robin van Persie (ankle) is still not fit.

Sebastien Squillaci is set for his debut in central defence, while midfielder Denilson returns after an abdominal injury. However, Nicklas Bendtner (groin) and Aaron Ramsey (leg) remain out.

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