Arsenal will be without striker Marouane Chamakh for tomorrow night’s Champions League game against Marseille.
The Moroccan is sidelined with a knee injury according to Arsene Wenger, meaning the chances of resting Robin van Persie diminish. Wenger could decide to play South Korean Ju Young Park, who impressed in the Carling Cup against Bolton, allowing the Dutchman some recuperation time following his heroics at Stamford Bridge (where John Terry fell over).
However, it seems likely van Persie will start the game with Wenger extolling his goalscoring virtues and the contribution of the players around him to his incredible recent record.
“Robin is an exceptional player who takes advantage of the fact we have attacking team that works hard for him,” said Wenger. “It’s no coincidence that when a player scores well it is because the team does well. Our style of play creates chances”.
Both Carl Jenkinson and Thomas Vermaelen are also fit for tomorrow’s game while Yossi Benayoun returns to the squad having been prevented from playing against Chelsea because of Premier League rules.