Arsenal v Wolves preview

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is ahead of schedule in his return

from a groin injury and could feature but Kieran Gibbs (groin),

Andre Santos (ankle), Carl Jenkinson (back) and Bacary Sagna

(ankle) are unavailable, meaning Francis Coquelin, Ignasi Miquel or

Sebastien Squillaci could make a rare start in defence. Alex Song

returns from suspension, but Jack Wilshere (ankle), Lukasz

Fabianski (knee), Vito Mannone (shoulder), Abou Diaby (hamstring)

and Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) are out. Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has no

fresh injury concerns but will check on the availability of

midfielder David Edwards and defender Jody Craddock. Edwards has

missed the past two games with a groin injury while Craddock played

in a behind closed doors friendly against Crewe in midweek after a

three-match absence with a hamstring problem. Full-back Kevin Foley

also appeared against Crewe – his first action since ankle surgery

in October – but he is unlikely to be involved against the Gunners.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Koscielny,

Squillaci, Djourou, Ramsey, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Gervinho, Van

Persie, Almunia, Miquel, Benayoun, Frimpong, Arshavin, Chamakh,

Coquelin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain. Wolves (from): Hennessey, De

Vries, Stearman, Zubar, Craddock, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Hammill,

Hunt, Henry, Edwards, Guedioura, Jarvis, Doyle, Doherty, Elokobi,

Milijas, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Doherty, Forde.