Bolton v Arsenal preview
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsene Wenger is likely to pin his faith in emerging prospect Gael Clichy, who gave another assured performance at West Brom in the Carling Cup, in place of the suspended Ashley Cole.
Lauren and Martin Keown are also available for The Gunners, as Wenger looks to have a strong squad available ahead of the busy festive schedule.
Sylvain Wiltord may have to settle for a substitute's role, even though he has a good goalscoring record at The Reebok Stadium.
The league leaders are unbeaten in their last 18 Premiership matches, and will provide a stern test for in-form Bolton.
Sam Allardyce is set to name the same side that disposed of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, meaning Jussi Jaaskelainen, Kevin Nolan, Per Frandsen and Youri Djorkaeff should all return.
The quartet were left out of the starting XI that edged past Southampton in the Carling Cup in midweek.
Emerson Thome is fit again after overcoming a chest infection, but he is likely to have to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench.