ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger says his side must prepare for a fight at the Stadium of Light tomorrow as Sunderland look to bounce back from last weekend’s 8-0 drubbing by Southampton.
Midfielder Jack Wilshere will be suspended for the Gunners for the Barclays Premier League trip after collecting five cautions.
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny returns after serving a one-match European ban for the midweek Champions League win at Anderlecht.
England forward Theo Walcott has played for the club’s Under-21s following nine months out with a knee injury, but is not expected to return to the first-team squad until next weekend.
Defender Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), midfielder Mesut Ozil (knee), goalkeeper David Ospina (thigh), striker Yaya Sanogo (hamstring), midfielder Abou Diaby (calf), France forward Olivier Giroud (fractured foot) are all still out, along with long-term absentee Mathieu Debuchy (ankle).
Provisional Squad: Szczesny, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Monreal, Chambers, Flamini, Ramsey, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez, Welbeck, Martinez, Podolski, Arteta, Rosicky, Coquelin, Campbell, Bellerin.