Arsenal v Chelsea preview

Arsenal will be without midfielder Jack Wilshere, who starts a two-match suspension, for Monday night's Premier League clash against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.

Centre-half Laurent Koscielny is a major doubt after suffering a gash to his knee in the 6-3 defeat at Manchester City, but German forward Lukas Podolski is available again after three months out with a hamstring injury.

Forward Yaya Sanogo (back), midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee) are all still sidelined.

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is to return to the substitutes' bench at best for the game against his former club.

With Branislav Ivanovic available after serving a one-match ban, the Serbia defender will return at right-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta reverting to left-back and Cole dropping out of the side.

Captain John Terry will also return, but Michael Essien is banned after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season at Sunderland and his fellow midfielder Marco van Ginkel (knee) is a long-term absentee.