Premier League - Team news: Arshavin doubt

PA Sport - Mon, 03 May 09:42:00 2010

Team news ahead of Monday's Premier League fixtures, with Arsenal's Andrei Arshavin a doubt for the clash at Blackburn.

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(Kick-offs 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated)


Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal (17:00)

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce should have four players available again for the clash at Ewood Park.

Neither Chris Samba nor Brett Emerton travelled to Scotland this week for an end-of-season break in order to receive treatment on groin and hamstring problems respectively, but both should be fit.

El-Hadji Diouf and Vince Grella also come into contention after missing last weekend's draw at Wolves with tonsilitis and a stomach bug respectively.

Arsenal midfielder Arshavin remains a major doubt because of a calf problem.

Midfielder Denilson (groin) has joined William Gallas, Thomas Vermaelen (both calf) and Cesc Fabregas (fractured leg) on the sidelines and will not feature again this season, while goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (wrist) is still unavailable.

Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Johan Djourou are back in training after long injury lay-offs, but are not expected to feature at Ewood Park.

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