By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger has received the all-clear on the injury front ahead of the trip to Manchester United on Sunday.
The Arsenal manager has no new absentees but is yet to decide how or if he will rotate his team for this crucial Premiership fixture. The fit-again Sol Campbell is pushing for a recall meanwhile Ashley Cole is set to return to full training next week.
"We have no injuries from Wednesday," said Wenger. "That's good news. Cole, Clichy, Cygan and Lauren are still out but everyone else should be available."
However the first player on that injury list is very close to being available
"One more week and he could join in a game in full training," said Wenger. "Whether I will be in a position to bring him back quickly or not depends now on how he will progress and how many injuries we have."
Arsenal's progression in the Champions League will have knock-on effects in the push for fourth place in the Premiership. Wenger knows he must shuffle his squad, the questions are when and how. Campbell is certainly pushing for a return.
"For Sunday I don't know [about Sol]," he said. "For Sunday or Wednesday I will do it. I believe we have a squad now where a few players are coming back from injury.
"When will I rotate? Who will I rotate? I don't know. I'm not inclined to change too much for Sunday. I want to see how the players recover and I can still make a decision on that. Sol is highly focused and works hard, and of course we need him until the end of the season."
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7 Apr 2006