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Hoilett: Concussed last weekend

Hoilett: Concussed last weekend

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Blackburn playmaker Junior Hoilett is fit for the game.

The Canada-born forward was concussed after a heavy collision with Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer last week.

Morten Gamst Pedersen (hamstring), David Dunn (calf) and Ryan Nelsen (knee) all face fitness tests.

Arsenal will welcome back Alex Song and Gervinho from three-match bans, but midfielder Aaron Ramsey (ankle) faces a fitness test.

Defender Carl Jenkinson is also available following a one-match suspension, but Tomas Rosicky (knee) and Ryo Miyaichi (calf) are doubts.

Midfielders Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby (both ankle) are longer-term absentees.

Blackburn (from): Robinson, Dann, Samba, Olsson, Salgado, Givet, Dunn, Petrovic, Nzonzi, Hoilett, Formica, Goodwillie, Rochina, Lowe, Roberts, Yakubu, Vukcevic, Hanley, Pedersen, Slew, Blackman, Bunn.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Benayoun, Walcott, Song, Arteta, Van Persie, Gervinho, Fabianski, Santos, Frimpong, Chamakh, Park, Djourou, Arshavin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson, Ramsey.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham  
Southampton v West Brom  
Swansea v Burnley  
17:30
Everton v Arsenal  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR  
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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