Wenger drops Lehmann from Arsenal squad

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will keep faith with goalkeeper Manuel Almunia for the leaders' Barclays Premier League clash with struggling Bolton at the Emirates Stadium.

The Spaniard is set to feature with fit-again veteran Jens Lehmann left out of the squad altogether.

Croatia striker Eduardo da Silva and England under-21 forward Theo Walcott are both in contention to replace Robin van Persie, who will be out for up to six weeks with a knee injury.

Captain William Gallas is set to return after his recovery from injury playing for France this week but Swiss centre-half Philippe Senderos (back) will be out for around a fortnight.

Team (from): Almunia, Sagna, Toure, Gallas, Clichy, Hleb, Fabregas, Flamini, Diaby, Adebayor, Eduardo, Fabianski, Eboue, Walcott, Gilberto, Rosicky, Bendtner, Denilson.

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