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Bendtner starts for Arsenal, 16-year-old Zelalem on bench

ESPN staff
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Nicklas Bendtner has returned from an ankle injury and goes straight into the starting line-up for Arsenal's FA Cup fourth round clash against Coventry at the Emirates.

Bendtner, who sustained the injury in the 2-0 win over Cardiff on New Year's Day, has been given a start by manager Arsene Wenger.

Meanwhile, Gedion Zelalem is on the bench for the Gunners, with the 16-year-old in line to make history if he comes on as he will become the first player to play for Arsenal born after Wenger took the job in September 1996.

Arsenal starting line-up:: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Gnabry, Podolski, Bendtner.

Substitutes: Viviano, Sagna, Monreal, Zelalem, Flamini, Cazorla, Giroud.

Coventry starting line-up: Murphy, Christie, Webster, Seaborne, Adams, Baker, Thomas, Fleck, Daniels, Moussa, L. Clarke.

Substitutes: Burge, Willis, J. Clarke, Haynes, Phillips, Barton, Slager.

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