Szczesny set for Gunners return

BY foxsports • April 15, 2011

The young Pole has not played since he came off in the first half of the Gunners' 3-1 Champions League defeat to Barcelona five weeks ago. A knee injury to Manuel Almunia meant a recall for veteran German goalkeeper Lehmann in the club's 3-1 win at Blackburn, but the 41-year-old's renaissance with the gloves may prove to be short-lived. Manager Arsene Wenger hopes that Szczesny and Johan Djourou, who had previously been expected to miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder problem, will be fit for the visit of Kenny Dalglish's team. Alex Song (knee) and Denilson (toe) could return but Bacary Sagna (knee) is a doubt while Almunia could also miss out. "We have no new injuries but we have a big doubt on Sagna," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online. "Djourou and Wojciech are question marks. Will they be fit? That all has still to be decided. We have two more days to find out. It could be a possibility that they could be available. "It's difficult to say what their chances are. We have a big test to see how they survive the training session. That will be very important. "Denilson and Song have a chance to be available as well." Long-term absentee Thomas Vermaelen has also returned to training but is unlikely to be risked after spending seven months out with an Achilles injury. "I am not reluctant [to use him] but he is not match-fit yet," said Wenger. "He has just joined the team this week so we have to be a bit patient with him."

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