Reading v Arsenal preview

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.