Football - Koscielny's fitness fight

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny faces a fitness test on his calf injury ahead of the Barclays Premier League trip to Sunderland, but captain Thomas Vermaelen (ankle) has been ruled out.

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Midfielders Aaron Ramsey (calf) and Francis Coquelin (hamstring) should be available, along with England forward Theo Walcott (foot).

Ivory Coast forward Gervinho is back from the African Nations Cup, but is not yet expected to feature. Left-back Kieran Gibbs remains out with a thigh problem.

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