Gunners wait on Almunia test

Arsenal first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Almunia was undergoing a fitness test on his injured finger today to see whether he could take over from under-fire Lukasz Fabianski against Sunderland.

Arsenal first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Almunia was undergoing a fitness test on his injured finger today to see whether he could take over from under-fire Lukasz Fabianski against Sunderland.

William Gallas misses the match and will be out for a further fortnight with a calf strain.

Abou Diaby is out with a knee injury and Alex Song looks set to return after also being sidelined with a knee problem. Meanwhile, Robin van Persie’s return from ankle damage will not be until the end of April at the earliest according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal (from): Almunia, Fabianski, Sagna, Song, Campbell, Vermaelen, Clichy, Denilson, Rosicky, Walcott, Fabregas, Nasri, Eboue, Bendtner, Vela, Mannone.

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