Arsenal v Leyton Orient preview

Team news ahead of Wednesday night's FA Cup fifth-round replay between Arsenal and Leyton Orient at Emirates Stadium.

Last Updated: 02/03/11 at 09:15

Diaby: Expected to start

Diaby: Expected to start

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is out for three weeks with a knee injury so will miss the replay with Orient.

Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Theo Walcott (ankle), Laurent Koscielny (hamstring) and Alex Song (knee) have also been ruled out against Orient.

Manuel Almunia will start in goal with Wojciech Szczesny on the bench. Midfielder Abou Diaby is expected to start.

Leyton Orient's FA Cup hero Jonathan Tehoue has recovered from his migraine and will be fit.

Captain Steve Dawson has an outside chance of playing after it emerged that the knee injury he suffered against Huddersfield is not as bad as first feared, but Harry Kane is suspended after being sent off in the same match.

Ryan Jarvis and Moses Odubajo are cup-tied while there are doubts over Matthew Spring (calf) and Jimmy Smith (hamstring).

One bit of good news for Russell Slade's side is that Jason Crowe is available again after suffering no ill-effects on his ankle injury in training

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Sagna, Djourou, Clichy, Nasri, Wilshere, Rosicky, Arshavin, Almunia, Gibbs, Eboue, Denilson, Chamakh, Bendtner, Squillaci, Diaby.

Orient (from): Jones, Omozusi, Whing, Chorley, Forbes, Cox, Dawson, McGleish, Chambers, Revell, Butcher, Daniels, Porter, Spring, Crowe, Tehoue, Cestor, Smith, Argent, Carroll, Millwood, Walker, M'Poku, Benjamin.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

FA Cup Fixtures

Saturday, 07 March 2015
12:45
Bradford v Reading  
17:30
A Villa v W Brom  
Sunday, 08 March 2015
16:00
Liverpool v Blackburn  
Monday, 09 March 2015
19:45
Man Utd v Arsenal  

Footer 365

Mark Hughes angered by officials in Stoke win over Hull

Mark Hughes was pleased with Stoke's 1-0 win over Hull but angered after the officials missed a challenge on Stephen Ireland.

Sean Dyche downbeat after Burnley lose to Swansea defeat at Turf Moor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side must start turning performances into wins after losing 1-0 to Swansea at Turf Moor.

Jonas Gutierrez wants top-10 finish for Newcastle after return

Jonas Gutierrez has targeted a top-10 finish with Newcastle after returning to the squad for the win against Aston Villa.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company