Arsenal v Chelsea: Latest team news UPDATED

Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie are available to make their first start together since August when Arsenal host Chelsea on Monday.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski returns to the squad for the Barclays Premier League clash, so Wojciech Szczesny is likely to drop to the bench.

Abou Diaby (ankle) is available, but Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), Manuel Almunia (ankle) and Kieran Gibbs (ankle) are out.

Team (from): Fabianski, Szczesny, Clichy, Squillaci, Koscielny, Sagna, Nasri, Fabregas, Wilshere, Song, Walcott, van Persie, Chamakh, Arshavin, Vela, Rosicky, Djourou, Denilson.


Chelsea have no new injury concerns for Monday's crunch Barclays Premier League game at Arsenal.

The Blues have had an extra week to prepare for the match following the postponement of last weekend's clash with Manchester United.

Jose Bosingwa, Alex, Yuri Zhirkov and Yossi Benayoun remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Cech, Turnbull, Hilario, Ivanovic, Ferreira, Cole, Terry, Essien, Lampard, Mikel, Ramires, McEachran, Malouda, Kalou, Drogba, Anelka, Bruma, Sturridge, Kakuta, Van Aanholt.

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