Theo Walcott has been left out of the Arsenal squad to face Wolves at Emirates Stadium this afternoon due to illness.

The England international is not part of Arsène Wenger's matchday squad, along with Sebastien Squillaci and Emmanuel Frimpong.

Aaron Ramsey drops to the bench, with Tomas Rosicky replacing him in the midfield, and Yossi Benayoun comes in for Walcott.

Johan Djourou returns at right back after a groin injury, Alex Song is back after serving a one-match suspension and Ignasi Miquel is on the bench.

Team in full: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, Benayoun, Van Persie, Gervinho.

Subs: Almunia, Miquel, Coquelin, Arshavin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Chamakh.

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