Blackburn playmaker Junior Hoilett is fit for the game.
The Canada-born forward was concussed after a heavy collision with Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer last week.
Morten Gamst Pedersen (hamstring), David Dunn (calf) and Ryan Nelsen (knee) all face fitness tests.
Arsenal will welcome back Alex Song and Gervinho from three-match bans, but midfielder Aaron Ramsey (ankle) faces a fitness test.
Defender Carl Jenkinson is also available following a one-match suspension, but Tomas Rosicky (knee) and Ryo Miyaichi (calf) are doubts.
Midfielders Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby (both ankle) are longer-term absentees.
Blackburn (from): Robinson, Dann, Samba, Olsson, Salgado, Givet, Dunn, Petrovic, Nzonzi, Hoilett, Formica, Goodwillie, Rochina, Lowe, Roberts, Yakubu, Vukcevic, Hanley, Pedersen, Slew, Blackman, Bunn.
Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Benayoun, Walcott, Song, Arteta, Van Persie, Gervinho, Fabianski, Santos, Frimpong, Chamakh, Park, Djourou, Arshavin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson, Ramsey.