By Richard Clarke

Robin van Persie and Mikael Silvestre have been included in the Arsenal squad for the Champions League Semi-Final second leg against Manchester United on Tuesday.

Both players had improved sufficiently from their groin injuries to participate in training on the eve of the game. The Dutch striker seems to have recovered somewhat better than the French defender but both will be involved.

“Robin van Persie is available and back in the squad,” said Arsène Wenger at Monday’s press conference. “Mikael Silvestre is in the squad aswell but he still has a little groin problem. We’ll assess that tomorrow.

“In a game like this, you want everybody available to give you an opportunity to make a decision.”

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4 May 2009