Duo sidelined for Blues encounter

Arsenal will be without Gael Clichy and Nicklas Bendtner for Saturday's Premier League visit of Birmingham, but Manuel Almunia should return.

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Clichy (ankle) and Bendtner (groin) miss the encounter with Blues at the Emirates Stadium, but Almunia should return from a virus and will take over the goalkeeping gloves from Vito Mannone.

Midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) also picked up a problem while away with France, but is expected to be available along with captain Cesc Fabregas who missed Spain's midweek game for personal reasons.

Mexico striker Carlos Vela is on his way back from Central America and so will not be included.

Reserve keeper Lukasz Fabianski is close to a return following knee surgery, but winger Samir Nasri (broken leg), Croatia striker Eduardo (thigh) and Denilson (back) remain sidelined.

Gunners (from): Almunia, Gibbs, Gallas, Vermaelen, Sagna, Rosicky, Fabregas, Song, Arshavin, Walcott, van Persie, Mannone, Eboue, Diaby, Wilshere, Ramsey, Senderos, Silvestre.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
Liverpool v Everton  
15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  
C Palace v Leicester  
Hull City v Man City  
Man Utd v West Ham  
Southampton v QPR  
Sunderland v Swansea  
17:30
Arsenal v Tottenham  
Sunday, 28 September 2014
16:00
West Brom v Burnley  
Monday, 29 September 2014
20:00
Stoke v Newcastle  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 5 9 13
2 Southampton 5 6 10
3 A Villa 5 0 10
4 Arsenal 5 4 9
5 Swansea 5 2 9
6 Man City 5 3 8
7 Leicester 5 1 8
8 West Ham 5 1 7
9 Tottenham 5 1 7
10 Hull City 5 0 6
11 Liverpool 5 -1 6
12 Man Utd 5 1 5
13 Stoke 5 -1 5
14 Everton 5 -2 5
15 C Palace 5 -2 5
16 West Brom 5 -4 5
17 Sunderland 5 -1 4
18 QPR 5 -8 4
19 Burnley 5 -3 3
20 Newcastle 5 -6 3

Updated Mon, 22 Sep 2014

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