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Carew: Hoping for run-out

Carew: Hoping for run-out

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On-loan Stoke striker John Carew will be hoping for another run-out after recovering from a back problem.

Carew came on in the second half last weekend when they drew with Blackpool following a frustrating time since his short-term move from Aston Villa.

Full-back Andy Wilkinson is expected to recover from a knock but Matthew Etherington, Ricardo Fuller and Danny Higginbotham are ruled out through injury.

Centre-back Thomas Vermaelen could return for Arsenal after nine months out with a niggling Achilles problem.

Full-back Gael Clichy (hamstring) and defender Johan Djourou (ankle) face fitness tests.

However, captain Cesc Fabregas (thigh), Samir Nasri (hamstring) and Abou Diaby (calf) are all still out.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Wilkinson, Shotton, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Delap, Jones, Walters, Sorensen, Whitehead, Diao, Collins, Faye, Pugh, Carew.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Clichy, Gibbs, Djourou, Squillaci, Koscielny, Sagna, Walcott, Song, Arshavin, Ramsey, Wilshere, van Persie, Lehmann, Eboue, Chamakh, Bendtner, Vermaelen, Denilson.

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16:00
S'land v Newcastle  
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20:00
C Palace v Man City  

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