Arsenal will be without Vieira and Ljungberg who were both injured playing against Newcastle last Friday, and Campbell hasn't travelled either. However Martin Keown is fit to play. There were a fair few inexperienced players on that plane to Russia and it seems that Arsene will have no qualms about throwing them in at the deep end - albeit he has no real choice in the matter given that many squad members are out on loan.
"I will have no problem if I have to play Justin Hoyte, for example, should something happen." he said. "You are always trapped between two situations. Youwant players to play regularly but if we lose any more players then maybe we will have to call players back. We loaned some players out to gain some experience and for some it was financial reasons.
"Sometimes in football it's strange because we went into the second week of September without one injury and suddenly within two games we've got three or four serious injuries. And now everybody who is fit is on the trip."