By Nick Teale

Theo Walcott is fit and available for Arsenal's trip to Sunderland according to Arsène Wenger, who has also hinted that he may rotate his squad for Saturday's game.

The 20-year-old has made just two Gunners appearances this season and has not played since suffering a knee injury in the 3-1 win over Birmingham in October.

However, Walcott is set to return to Wenger's squad for the Sunderland match, while Denilson and Jack Wilshere have also returned to fitness.

"Denilson is back, Walcott and Wilshere are all available for selection," said the Arsenal manager.

"Walcott will be in the squad for Sunderland. Fabianski is not very far, so it [the injury situation] is a bit better."

Wenger also hinted that he may rest William Gallas and Bacary Sagna after France's match against Ireland went to extra-time on Wednesday.

Andrey Arshavin may also be left out of the starting XI after playing in a Play-Off match against Slovenia for Russia.

"The French players have played 120 minutes," explained Wenger. "Arshavin comes back from a very long trip and is very disappointed. Apart from that, it is not too bad."

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20 Nov 2009