Gunners waiting on Almunia test

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia was undergoing a fitness test on his injured finger on Friday to see whether he can face Sunderland.

Last Updated: 19/02/10 at 19:36

Almunia: Fitness test

Almunia: Fitness test

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If passed fit, Almunia is likely to take over from under-fire Lukasz Fabianski in Saturday's Premier League clash against the Black Cats at the Emirates Stadium.

William Gallas misses the match and will be out for a further fortnight with a calf strain.

Abou Diaby is out with a knee injury and Alex Song looks set to return after also being sidelined with a knee problem. Meanwhile, Robin van Persie's return from ankle damage will not be until the end of April at the earliest according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal (from): Almunia, Fabianski, Sagna, Song, Campbell, Vermaelen, Clichy, Denilson, Rosicky, Walcott, Fabregas, Nasri, Eboue, Bendtner, Vela, Mannone.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal
Burnley v Sunderland
Newcastle v Hull City
Swansea v Southampton
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
Leicester v Man Utd
Tottenham v West Brom
16:00
Everton v C Palace
Man City v Chelsea

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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