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Bolton's best league form of the season is coinciding with Arsenal's worst. Bolton have finally began to see some light at the end of the tunnel having won two of their last three Barclays Premier League clashes - against the two Merseyside outfits. The win against Liverpool lifted them out of the relegation zone for the first time since mid-September. Owen Coyle’s men have lost ten of their 12 meetings with sides in the top half. Arsenal will be hoping their comeback against Aston Villa in the FA Cup can transform their league form, where they have lost three on the trot for the first time since April 2007, all by a single-goal margin. It is rare for the north London side to fail to find the net against Wanderers, as Bolton have not kept a clean sheet against Arsenal at any of the last 15 attempts.
• Bolton have conceded the most goals in the Premier League on home soil (25).
• Arsenal have lost four of their last five league visits to the north-west, the exception being December's 4-0 victory at Wigan.
Bolton are unlikely to have either of their new signings available to play when they host Arsenal on Wednesday night. On-loan Gunners man Ryo Miyaichi definitely can't play, as Premier League rules forbid players from turning out against their parent club, while defender Tim Ream has yet to link up with his new team-mates. Elsewhere, the Trotters will likely be unchanged as Coyle looks to build on recent victories.
Arsenal have Johan Djourou, Mikel Arteta and Thierry Henry available for selection when they travel to Bolton on Wednesday night. Bacary Sagna is also included in the squad, after coming on against Aston Villa at the weekend, though the Gunners boss admitted it may yet be "too early" for him to start, with Francis Coquelin perhaps the favourite to continue at right-back.
Possible starting XIs:
A Bogdan • G Steinsson, D Wheater, Z Knght, S Ricketts • C Eagles, N Reo-Coker, F Muamba, M Davies, M Petrov • D Ngog
W Szczesny • F Coquelin, P Mertesacker, L Koscielny, T Vermaelen • A Song • T Walcott, A Ramsey, M Arteta, A Oxlade-Chamberlain • R van Persie