Wenger to rest Henry

14 February 2007 01:46
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will rest Jens Lehmann and Thierry Henry for the FA Cup fourth round replay clash at Bolton Wanderers but Freddie Ljungberg and Alex Hleb are fit enough to play. Ljungberg has not played for almost two months because of a troublesome hamstring injury while Hleb has struggled with a similar problem since the Carling Cup draw at Tottenham. Johan Djourou is available despite suffering a nose injury in the 2-1 win against Wigan Athletic, but Mathieu Flamini misses out with an ankle problem. "I will rest Lehmann, because Almunia plays, and Henry," Wenger told the Gunners' official website. "But everyone else will play. "Djourou is available. Freddie Ljungberg and Alex Hleb are back in the squad for Bolton, but Eboue and Gallas are still not ready. Flamini is out with an ankle problem." The winners of the tie are scheduled to entertain Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round of the competition.

Source: ESA