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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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Walcott: Fitness worry for Arsenal

Walcott: Fitness worry for Arsenal

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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Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
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Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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