Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky have both been ruled out of Arsenal’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, depleting the Gunners midfield even further.
Ramsey limped out of training on Monday with an ankle complaint and has not been included in the 18-man squad along with Rosicky, who is struggling with a knee injury.
Thomas Vermaelen, Jack Wilshere, Diaby are long term absentees, although new signings Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, Yossi Benayoun, Andre Santos and Park Chu-young are available.
Jenksinson has also been left out of the squad, although Wenger didn’t specify why. The young wing back has returned from suspension and was thought to be travelling, however he is likely just rested with Sagna filling the right back role and sufficient backup travelling.
Gunners provisional squad: Szczesny, Fabianski, Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Djourou, Gibbs, Santos, Song, Frimpong, Arshavin, Walcott, Arteta, Benayoun, Gervinho, Park, Chamakh, Van Persie
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