Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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Arsenal (3) v Burnley (19) Arsenal expect to welcome back midfielders Andrey Arshavin (hamstring), Denilson (calf) and Abou Diaby (knee), but centre-back Sol Campbell (groin) is out and midfielder Alex Song is suspended. William Gallas (calf) is sidelined, while Carlos Vela will be rested after international duty with Mexico. Midfielder Graham Alexander is expected to make his Burnley return from a calf injury. Scotland striker Steven Fletcher is expected to play with a light cast on his wrist, having broken a hand in training on international duty earlier this week. Last season: No corresponding fixture Last five League matches: Arsenal L L W W W; Burnley L W L L L Top scorers (all competitions): Francesc Fabregas (Arsenal) 16; Steven Fletcher (Burnley) 11 Match odds: H 1-8 A 20-1 D 7-1 Referee: Alan Wiley (Staffordshire) West Ham (13) v Bolton (15) Midfielder Mark Noble is ruled out with an arm injury. Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola has no other fresh problems, but striker Benni McCarthy and centre-half Danny Gabbidon are still not match fit after recent injuries.

Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden is out for six weeks after fracturing his right fibula on international duty in the USA's 2-1 friendly defeat to Holland on Wednesday. Manager Owen Coyle is also without Mark Davies, Gavin McCann, Chris Basham, Joey O'Brien, Sean Davis and Gary Cahill.

Last season: Bolton 2 West Ham 1, West Ham 1 Bolton 3 Last five League matches: West Ham D L W W L; Bolton D L D L W Top scorers (all competitions): Carlton Cole (West Ham) 9; Ivan Klasnic (Bolton) 10 Match odds: H 8-11 A 4-1 D 5-2 Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire) TOMORROW Everton (10) v Hull City (18) Everton midfielder Tim Cahill (pictured left) could be back in contention after suffering a calf injury two weeks ago. Phil Jagielka is doubtful due to a slight thigh strain, as is Leon Osman (foot). Top scorer Louis Saha (hamstring) is again ruled out.

Midfielder Jimmy Bullard, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since December, could start for Hull after playing for the reserves and in a friendly behind closed doors against Doncaster this week. …

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