By Richard Clarke  

Kolo Toure may come back straight into the Arsenal side for the trip to Roma on Wednesday.

The centre back is “fit and available to start” according to Arsène Wenger after picking up a calf injury at West Brom last week.

His return means the manager has a straightforward ‘two from three’ decision at centre back ahead of the Champions League Knockout Round second leg tie at the Stadio Olimpico. His options are Toure, Willam Gallas or Johan Djourou.

Samir Nasri and Denilson also come back into the squad after missing the 3-0 win over Burnley on Sunday.

Before flying out to the Italian capital on Tuesday morning, Wenger reported a clean bill of health from the weekend. In addition, Mikael Silvestre is fit but he will not travel as he only returned to training on Monday.

“From Sunday, we have no new injuries,” said Wenger. “Kolo Toure should come back into the squad and should be fit to start.

“Samir Nasri and Denilson are in too. Mikael Silvestre is available again too but he is not in the squad because he just came back yesterday.”

Arsenal squad for AS Roma
1 Manuel ALMUNIA (GK)
2 Abou DIABY
3 Bacary SAGNA
5 Kolo TOURE
8 Samir NASRI
10 William GALLAS
12 Carlos VELA
16 Aaron RAMSEY
17 Alex SONG
20 Johan DJOUROU
21 Lukasz FABIANSKI (GK)
22 Gael CLICHY
26 Nicklas BENDTNER
27 Emmanuel EBOUE
40 Kieran GIBBS

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10 Mar 2009