Bacary Sagna may return to bolster Arsenal defence for visit of QPR


Full-back Bacary Sagna could return to the Arsenal squad for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash against QPR after recovering from a broken leg.

England midfielder Jack Wilshere also played for the under-21s earlier in the week and may be on the bench as his rehabilitation from ankle and knee injuries continues.

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hip) faces a fitness test, but defender Kieran Gibbs (thigh) and forward Theo Walcott (chest) remain sidelined, along with first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (ankle), midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) and Czech winger Tomas Rosicky (hamstring).

Provisional Squad: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos, Ramsey, Arteta, Cazorla, Podolski, Gervinho, Giroud, Martinez, Coquelin, Djourou, Koscielny, Arshavin, Chamakh, Frimpong, Gnabry, Sagna.