Manuel Almunia and Alex Song return to the Arsenal starting XI for today's home clash with Sunderland.

Arsène Wenger has made six changes to the side that lost in Porto, with Emmanuel Eboue, Mikael Silvestre, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott also starting at Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

Almunia has recovered from a finger injury to replace Lukasz Fabianski in goal, while Alex Song is also fit against after missing the trip to Porto.

Abou Diaby has been ruled out with a knee injury and Fabianski, Bacary Sagna, Sol Campbell, Denilson and Tomas Rosicky all drop to the bench.

Arsenal team in full:Almunia, Eboue, Silvestre, Vermaelen, Clichy, Song, Ramsey, Fabregas, Nasri, Walcott, Bendtner
Substitutes: Fabianski, Sagna, Campbell, Traore, Denilson, Rosicky, Vela

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20 Feb 2010