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Robin Van Persie is set to return to the XI after being handed a brief sub role in the Champions League draw with Real Sociedad in midweek, while Adnan Januzaj was rested against the Spanish side and could be fielded on the left again, with Antonio Valencia looking favourite to fill in on the opposite flank ahead of Nani. Jonny Evans and Michael Carrick may return after respective back and calf problems, but Danny Welbeck is still out with a knee injury.
Arsene Wenger is confident that Mathieu Flamini will be fit for Sunday’s clash against Manchester United. The midfielder limped out of the Crystal Palace game a couple of weeks ago, but is back in contention and in training today. Jack Wilshere has also trained after missing last week’s win over Liverpool with an ankle injury, while the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski and Abou Diaby remain on the sidelines.