Team news: Swansea City v Arsenal – Gibbs rested, Monreal back for Gunners

Nacho Monreal: A tasty snack… er, we mean full-back. Photo: PA

Arsenal will rest left-back Kieran Gibbs, who has just returned from a thigh injury, for Saturday's trip to Swansea in the Premier League, where Nacho Monreal is available after being cup-tied in the Champions League.

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and captain Thomas Vermaelen are in contention having sat out the 2-0 win in Bayern Munich.

However, England midfielder Jack Wilshere and striker Lukas Podolski (both ankle) are still out, as is full-back Bacary Sagna (knee).

Provisional Arsenal squad: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Monreal, Rosicky, Cazorla, Arteta, Diaby, Walcott, Giroud, Szczesny, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Arshavin, Coquelin, Miquel.

Meanwhile, Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is hopeful of having midfielder Leon Britton available for the clash with the Gunners.

Britton picked up a hip injury against West Brom last weekend but has made good progress in his recovery, while Luke Moore is set to shake off a calf problem.

Chico Flores (ankle) and Kemy Agustien (thigh) are again absent, but there is encouraging news for Neil Taylor after the left-back made his return from a broken and dislocated ankle for the Under-21s on Thursday.

Provisional Swansea squad: Vorm, Bartley, Tate, Williams, Britton, Michu, Hernandez, Dyer, Cornell, Lamah, Routledge, Monk, Shechter, Moore, De Guzman, Tiendalli, Rangel, Ki, Tremmel, Davies.