Bacary Sagna (ankle) is also a doubt, but Sol Campbell is expected to be available after suffering from cramp after the midweek Champions League win over Porto.
Midfielder Alex Song serves the second match of a domestic ban, while centre-back William Gallas (calf) is still sidelined.
Aaron Ramsey (broken leg), Robin van Persie (ankle) and Johan Djourou (knee) are long-term absentees.
Kick-off is at 5.30pm.
Gunners (from): Almunia, Clichy, Vermaelen, Campbell, Eboue, Arshavin, Denilson, Diaby, Nasri, Walcott, Bendtner, Fabianski, Rosicky, Silvestre, Sagna, Traore, Eduardo, Vela, Eastmond.
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