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Fellaini: Starts three-game ban

Fellaini: Starts three-game ban

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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini begins a three-match ban against the Gunners following his sending-off in the draw with Bolton in midweek.

However, John Heitinga could return after missing out on Wednesday with a minor knee problem while Jack Rodwell (ankle) is getting closer to a start after three games as an unused substitute.

Victor Anichebe (knee), Leon Osman (ankle) and Ross Barkley (broken leg) remain on the sidelines.

England left-back Kieran Gibbs returns to the Arsenal squad but goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow), centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) and defender Laurent Koscielny (suspension) remain unavailable, while Aaron Ramsey continues his rehabilitation following a broken leg.

Theo Walcott and Samir Nasri could come back into the starting XI, having been left on the bench for the midweek victory at Wolves.

Everton (from): Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Cahill, Heitinga, Pienaar, Arteta, Saha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Rodwell, Beckford, Yakubu, Gueye, Silva, Baxter, Duffy, Mucha.

Arsenal (from): Fabianski, Clichy, Squillaci, Djourou, Sagna, Arshavin, Fabregas, Song, Wilshere, Rosicky, Chamakh, Szczesny, van Persie, Eboue, Walcott, Nasri, Denilson, Bendtner, Gibbs.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 28 December 2014
12:00
Tottenham v Man Utd  
14:05
So'ton v Chelsea  
15:00
A Villa v S'land  
Hull City v Leicester  
Man City v Burnley  
QPR v C Palace  
Stoke v W Brom  
West Ham v Arsenal  
16:15
Newcastle v Everton  
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20:00
Liverpool v Swansea  

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