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Team news ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash between Blackpool and Arsenal at Bloomfield Road (kick-off 1.30pm).

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Blackpool have DJ Campbell back after the striker completed his three-match suspension.

Goalkeeper Matt Gilks, who was sidelined by a broken kneecap in November, has been playing for the reserves but Seasiders boss Ian Holloway does not feel the 28-year-old is ready yet for a return to first-team action.

David Carney misses out again with a shoulder injury, for which he is to undergo surgery.

Arsenal will hand England winger Theo Walcott (ankle) a late fitness test ahead of the game, but Alex Song (knee) has already been ruled out.

Bacary Sagna also has a knee problem and will be assessed ahead of the trip to Bloomfield Road, but Denilson (toe) remains out, while defenders Johan Djourou (shoulder), Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) and keeper Wojciech Szczesny (finger) continue their rehabilitation.

Aaron Ramsey (groin) should return.

Blackpool (from): Kingson, Baptiste, Phillips, Eardley, Crainey, Evatt, Southern, Puncheon, Adam, Vaughan, Reid, Ormerod, Beattie, Varney, Kornilenko, Campbell, Grandin, Taylor-Fletcher, Cathcart, Sylvestre, Rachubka.

Arsenal (from): Almunia, Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Wilshere, Diaby, Fabregas, Nasri, Arshavin, van Persie, Lehmann, Walcott, Chamakh, Miquel, Eboue, Bendtner, Rosicky, Ramsey.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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