The Dutchman has endured an injury-plagued campaign, and has not featured since January 9, but manager Arsene Wenger is happy Van Persie has sufficiently recovered from a thigh problem to be in contention.
Winger Emmanuel Eboue - who can play in Europe despite his domestic ban - was also on the plane as part of the 18-man squad which left Luton Airport this afternoon. However, centre-back Kolo Toure (knee) and midfielder Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) were not match fit and did not travel.
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