Reading v Arsenal. Match preview

By Angus Muller
Last updated : 12 November 2007

Winger John Oster (ankle) and utility man Kalifa Cisse (knee) are both back in contention however following run outs for the reserves.

That leaves just winger Glen Little (Achilles) as a long-term absentee.

Kolo Toure and Tomas Rosicky are fit for Arsenal after sitting out the midweek Champions League draw with Slavia Prague.

Toure had hurt his calf against Manchester United last weekend while Rosicky missed the game with a groin problem - but both are ready to be named in Arsene Wenger's squad for Monday night.

Cesc Fabregas and Alexandre Hleb were rested from Champions League action and are also likely to feature at the Madejski Stadium.

Defender Philippe Senderos will not be risked despite returning to training following a back injury but, along with striker Robin van Persie, he remains on course for a return on November 24 against Wigan.


Reading (from): Hahnemann, Federici, Murty, Rosenior, Ingimarsson, Sonko, Duberry, Shorey, Doyle, Gunnarsson, Harper, Hunt, Convey, Lita, Kitson, Long, de la Cruz, Bikey, Fae, Oster, Cisse.

Arsenal (from): Almunia, Sagna, Song, Toure, Gallas, Clichy, Eboue, Flamini, Gilberto, Rosicky, Fabregas, Hleb, Diaby, Adebayor, Walcott, Lehmann, Diarra, Eduardo, Denilson, Hoyte, Traore, Bendtner.

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