Arsène Wenger will leave it to the last minute before making up his mind on the team for Saturday's north London derby.
As the manager told Arsenal.com on Thursday (and contrary to media reports this morning), Ashley Cole will not be involved. Neither will Sol Campbell but the centre back is expected to be involved at Villarreal on Tuesday.
Before that there is the little matter of in-form Tottenham in a game that will virtually decide who qualifies for the Champions League by finishing fourth in the Premiership. Wenger said he'd "consider anything" in terms of rotation, even omitting leader scorer Thierry Henry. But it is a decision he is going to sleep on.
"Everybody is fit basically, but not everybody's in the squad," said Wenger. "Ashley Cole is not in the squad because it's a bit early for him. It's important not to have any setback now and rush him back. It would be too dangerous. Sol is not in the squad but he should be for Tuesday.
"I don't know [about rotation] yet," he went on. "I have an idea, but I'll leave that until Saturday morning. I have to look who's played how many games. I feel that everyone should be available but there's another game three days later. Therefore I have to build a team to win this game and, at the same time, have the chance to win on Tuesday."
Jose Antonio Reyes is available after being suspended for the Champions League Semi-Final first leg with Villarreal this week.
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