By Richard Clarke
It now appears that Johan Djourou may feature against Leyton Orient in the FA Cup Fifth Round on Sunday.
Speaking to TV Online on Thursday, Arsène Wenger ruled out the Swiss centre half due to a back problem. However the injury has improved overnight and he is in contention to start at Brisbane Road.
The manager also confirmed that Theo Walcott is fine after a mild hamstring problem. In addition, Bacary Sagna is back after suspension.
“From the other night we have not lost anybody with a big injury,” said Wenger.
“Djourou looks to be much better than expected, Walcott as well.
"Diaby is suspended so he will not be involved but he could not play anyway, he is not ready.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 18 Feb 2011