Reading v Arsenal preview
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:12:00
Reading strikers Jason Roberts and Pavel Pogrebnyak could return for Monday's Premier League clash with Arsenal.
Roberts (hip) and Pogrebnyak (unspecified) are doubtful for the game at the Madejski Stadium but may play some part.
Jimmy Kebe (groin) and Jem Karacan (knee) have returned to training but will not play, while Sean Morrison (ankle) is still sidelined and Alex McCarthy is out long term.
Arsenal should have striker Olivier Giroud in contention again following a back problem for the trip to Reading.
Defender Laurent Koscielny has resumed training after his thigh injury, but England winger Theo Walcott (calf) will be assessed.
Full-back Andre Santos (stomach muscle) and midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) continue their rehabilitation.