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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:41:00

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky should return for Tuesday's Premier League home game against Everton after a hamstring injury, but goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is a major doubt because of a rib injury.

Centre-back Per Mertesacker returns from a one-match suspension against Norwich, so captain Thomas Vermaelen could again be on the bench while Nacho Monreal is expected to come in at left-back after being rested.

Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski are both pressing for a recall after coming off the bench against Norwich, but midfielder Abou Diaby (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Everton manager David Moyes will assess a few knocks and bruises ahead of the trip to Emirates Stadium.

The squad came through Saturday's victory over QPR without any significant injuries but the Toffees boss needs to assess their overall fitness for the midweek game.

Darron Gibson will be involved, but the midfielder is likely to require surgery at the end of the season to fix a troublesome thigh problem.

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