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Wenger starts thinking about his Arsenal squad for Huddersfield FA Cup clash

Arsenal host Huddersfield Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup this weekend and as per usual, manager Arsene Wenger looks set to rotate his squad.

After guiding his Gunners to the final of the Carling Cup midweek, the Frenchman now has this cup in his sights and will slightly alter his line-up for the visit of the League One outfit.

He revealed that Sebastien Squillaci and Abou Diaby will be available after returning from injury, whilst he is uncertain about the fitness of midfielder Tomas Rosicky. Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia may be involved for the first time since September whilst right-back Bacary Sagna will be monitored after receiving a heavy concussion against Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.

"Squillaci and Diaby will be in a squad," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online.

"The only uncertainty I have is Rosicky. I don't know if he'll be fit or not. He was really sick. Almunia has a chance, Lukasz Fabianski no and with Thomas Vermaelen we need to be patient.

"Sagna is as good as he can be. Yesterday he was at home and he still had a little bit of a headache. All the examinations made at the hospital were clean.

"He should be available for Sunday. If not Sunday then on Tuesday (against Everton)."

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