Cesc Fabregas and William Gallas have been named in the Arsenal team to face Barcelona.

The Arsenal captain was given a 40 per cent chance of playing after picking up a leg injury at Birmingham on Saturday. But he will start against his former club provided he feels no ill-effects during the warm-up.

Gallas has not played since the 1-0 win over Liverpool in February, missing eight games with a calf injury. He returns to partner Thomas Vermaelen at the heart of Arsenal's defence.

Abou Diaby, Samir Nasri and Andrey Arshavin have all shrugged off minor knocks to take their place in the side. Theo Walcott, Denilson, Sol Campbell and Tomas Rosicky all drop to the bench.

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been named on the bench for Barcelona.

Arsenal team: Almunia, Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy, Song, Fabregas, Diaby, Nasri, Arshavin, Bendtner. Subs: Fabianski, Rosicky, Eduardo, Walcott, Denilson, Eboue, Campbell.

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31 Mar 2010