Gunners pair get Euro rest

Arsenal will rest Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin for Tuesday's Champions League trip to Braga, which Gael Clichy (back) also misses out.

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Arshavin: Won't be considered

Arshavin: Won't be considered

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England left-back Kieran Gibbs looks set to start the Group H encounter at the Estadio Municipal de Braga, while Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner returns to contention after his groin problems.

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow), centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) and midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) remain out, while Aaron Ramsey continues his rehabilitation following a broken leg.

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

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