By Richard Clarke

Robin van Persie, Laurent Koscielny and Abou Diaby are expected to be available for the Carling Cup Final on Sunday.

The trio all missed the win over Stoke on Wednesday. The striker had a hamstring problem, the defender had a back injury while the midfielder was both suspended and struggling with a calf complaint.

Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) and Theo Walcott (ankle) have been ruled out after picking up injuries in that game at Emirates Stadium.  But thankfully a trio of players are returning for the game against Birmingham.

“All the three will be available,” said Wenger. “That’s the good news. And everybody else is all right from the Stoke game too.”

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