By Giuseppe Muro

Arsenal can cope without the injured Bacary Sagna this weekend because they are blessed with two top-class right backs, according to Arsène Wenger.

Emmanuel Eboue will play against Birmingham on Saturday with Sagna sidelined by a thigh problem but their manager has no qualms about throwing the Ivorian into his starting line-up.

“You need two right backs and we have two quality right backs,” he said.

“No matter who plays – Sagna or Eboue – we always feel we have a strong right back.

“Eboue will play tomorrow. He has a good club mentality and he has a sense of collective belonging.

“He wants to be part of the Club and is a great player.

“Usually I will rotate him and Sagna and Sagna has had more games [at right back] because Eboue can play in midfield.”

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15 Oct 2010