Theo Walcott and Alex Song return to the Arsenal squad and go straight into the starting XI for today’s visit of Blackburn Rovers.

Walcott hasn’t featured since picking up an ankle injury against Stoke on February 23 and a knee problem has kept Song out of action since the Carling Cup Final.

Cesc Fabregas and Abou Diaby also return and both start on the bench.

Jens Lehmann is also among the substitutes.

Team in full: Almunia, Sagna, Koscielny, Squillaci, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Arshavin, Nasri, Walcott, Van Persie

Subs: Lehmann, Diaby, Fabregas, Rosicky, Eboue, Chamakh, Bendtner

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