The XI: Arsenal vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has returned to training ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Emirates Stadium.
However, defenders Laurent Koscielny (back), Bacary Sagna (thigh), Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) are all out.
The Gunners are also without midfielder Aaron Ramsey (leg) and forward Robin van Persie (ankle) but England youngster Jack Wilshere is available as his red card in Saturday’s Premier League win over Birmingham does not affect European fixtures.
Fabianski still needs more games to prove whether his recent performances is just a good form or his true class while injuries mean the centre-back partnership will have to remain.
Clichy, after consecutive games for France and Arsenal needs a rest, so Gibbs who impressed in Arsenal’s last Champions League outing at Partizan anyway, can come in.