Gunners waiting on Almunia test

If passed fit, Almunia is likely to take over from under-fire

Lukasz Fabianski in Saturday’s Premier League clash against the

Black Cats at the Emirates Stadium. William Gallas misses the match

and will be out for a further fortnight with a calf strain. Abou

Diaby is out with a knee injury and Alex Song looks set to return

after also being sidelined with a knee problem. Meanwhile, Robin

van Persie’s return from ankle damage will not be until the end of

April at the earliest according to manager Arsene Wenger. Arsenal

(from): Almunia, Fabianski, Sagna, Song, Campbell, Vermaelen,

Clichy, Denilson, Rosicky, Walcott, Fabregas, Nasri, Eboue,

Bendtner, Vela, Mannone.