Shakhtar Donetsk v Arsenal preview

Team news for Wednesday night's Champions League clash between Shakhtar Donetsk and Arsenal at the Donbass Arena.

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The Gunners are without captain Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) as well as midfielders Denilson (groin), Alex Song (calf) and Andrey Arshavin (virus) for the Group H clash.

England teenager Jack Wilshere is available, and fit-again forward Theo Walcott is pressing for a place in the starting XI. Youngsters Craig Eastmond, Henri Lansbury and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas are included in the 18-man squad.

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow), centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) and left-back Kieran Gibbs (knee) remain out, while long-term absentees Aaron Ramsey and Robin van Persie are scheduled to return to full training shortly.

Arsenal (from): Fabianski, Clichy, Squillaci, Koscielny, Sagna, Rosicky, Wilshere, Nasri, Eboue, Walcott, Chamakh, Szczesny, Bendtner, Vela, Djourou, Eastmond, Lansbury, Emmanuel-Thomas.

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Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
19:45
Benfica v Zenit  
B Dortmund v Arsenal  
Galatasaray v Anderlecht  
Juventus v Malmo FF  
Liverpool v Ludogorets  
Monaco v Leverkusen  
Olympiakos v A Madrid  
R Madrid v Basel  
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Ajax v PSG  
Ath Bilbao v Shak Donetsk  

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