Theo Walcott and Samir Nasri have been passed fit to face Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Walcott suffered a minor knee problem against Manchester City on Saturday while Nasri returned from international duty last week with flu. Both players are available for the Quarter-Final first leg.

However, Robin van Persie will not travel to Spain after failing to shrug off a groin injury. Arsène Wenger had given the Dutchman a "50:50" chance of making the 18-man squad but he misses out.

Eduardo (groin), Abou Diaby (thigh) and Tomas Rosicky (groin) are also unavailable on Tuesday night.

Arsenal squad to face Villarreal:
1 Manuel ALMUNIA (GK)
3 Bacary SAGNA
4 Cesc FABREGAS
5 Kolo TOURE
8 Samir NASRI
10 William GALLAS
12 Carlos VELA
14 Theo WALCOTT
15 DENILSON
17 Alex SONG
18 Mikael SILVESTRE
20 Johan DJOUROU
21 Lukasz FABIANSKI (GK)
22 Gael CLICHY
25 Emmanuel ADEBAYOR
26 Nicklas BENDTNER
27 Emmanuel EBOUE
40 Kieran GIBBS

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