Trio return for Shakhtar showdown

Cesc Fabregas, Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott return to Arsenal's squad for Tuesday night's Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Last Updated: 18/10/10 at 14:42

Fabregas & Walcott: Returned to training on Monday

Fabregas & Walcott: Returned to training on Monday

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Fabregas (hamstring), as well as forwards Bendtner (groin) and Walcott (ankle) are included in Arsene Wenger's party for the Emirates Stadium clash.

However, centre-half Laurent Koscielny (back), Bacary Sagna (thigh), goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow), centre-back Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), midfielder Aaron Ramsey (leg) and forward Robin van Persie (ankle) are still out.

England youngster Jack Wilshere is available despite his red card in Saturday's Premier League win over Birmingham.

Arsenal (from): Fabianski, Clichy, Squillaci, Djourou, Eboue, Nasri, Song, Diaby, Wilshere, Arshavin, Chamakh, Szczesny, Fabregas, Rosicky, Bendtner, Walcott, Denilson, Vela, Gibbs.

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Ath Bilbao v BATE Borisov  

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