Van Persie makes Arsenal roster for Barcelona

Robin van Persie has been included in Arsenal's 19-man roster for Tuesday's Champions League match at Barcelona.

The Dutch forward was expected to miss the second-round, second-leg game after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said last week he would be sidelined for up to a month because of a knee injury, sustained in the League Cup final on Feb. 27.

However, Van Persie trained with the Gunners on Monday and will travel to Spain with the rest of the team.

Midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere, both coming off injuries, also were included in the 19-man travel roster, which must be trimmed by one for the game.

Arsenal leads 2-1 from the first leg.