By Richard Clarke

Tomas Rosicky is in line to make his Premiership debut at Manchester City on Saturday.

The Czech Republic midfielder played in the first leg of the Champions League qualifier at Dinamo Zagreb two weeks ago but has been sidelined ever since with a groin problem.

Freddie Ljungberg is omitted for the game at the City of Manchester Stadium but Jens Lehmann is back after missing the return rubber against Zagreb at Emirates Stadium this week with a knee problem. Thierry Henry was on the bench for that game but is expected to start this one. 

"Rosicky is back in the squad," said Arsène Wenger. "But Ljungberg is rested. Lehmann is OK and Henry is back.

Jose Antonio Reyes has a groin problem and Justin Hoyte is set to continue at left back in the absence of Ashley Cole.  The England defender has been omitted once more in the wake of his proposed move to Chelsea.

Philippe Senderos (shoulder), Gael Clichy (foot), Abou Diaby (ankle) and Lauren (knee) are the other injuries.

7/1 - Manchester City v Arsenal: Arsenal to win 2-1


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 Richard Clarke 25 Aug 2006