Arsène Wenger yesterday confirmed the pair would be in the squad but neither are deemed fit enough to start.
Sebastien Squillaci again captains the side and is partnered by Johan Djourou at the heart of the Arsenal defence.
Bacary Sagna misses out with an ankle injury so Emmanuel Eboue starts at right back while Lukasz Fabianski remains in goal.
Arsenal team in full: Fabianski, Eboue, Squillaci (c), Djourou, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Nasri, Diaby, Arshavin, Chamakh
Subs: Rosicky, Vela, Walcott, Denilson, Gibbs, Bendtner, SzczesnyCopyright 2015 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