Arsène Wenger revealed the following team news ahead of the AC Milan game:

on injuries from the Liverpool game...
"We have paid a big cost because we have lost Benayoun (sickness), Diaby (hamstring) and Arteta (head). Arteta has no major problem but he has to rest for a week so he will be available against Newcastle but not Milan."

on other doubts...

"We have a few other knocks like Kieran Gibbs (groin and calf) and Rosicky (groin) is doubtful for Tuesday too. We will see. We will put out the best possible team for us to qualify."

on whether Van Persie will start....
"Yes. I would not be very credible telling you we want to score five goals and then I leave Robin van Persie out!"

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