Arsenal look set again be without captain Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) for the Barclays Premier League trip to Hull.
Winger Tomas Rosicky faces a fitness test on his groin problem, while Bacary Sagna (ankle) is also a doubt, although veteran defender 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.
Provisional squad: Almunia, Clichy, Vermaelen, Campbell, Eboue, Arshavin, Denilson, Diaby, Nasri, Walcott, Bendtner, Fabianski, Rosicky, Silvestre, Sagna, Traore, Eduardo, Vela, Eastmond
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