Emirates Stadium: Home of Arsenal(credit: Leigh Copson)
Arsenal could welcome back goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for Sunday’s visit of Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium. (kick-off 16.00 BST)
Szczesny has been sidelined since injuring his finger during the Champions League defeat to Barcelona last month, forcing manager Arsene Wenger to bring Jens Lehmann out of retirement to help his goalkeeping crisis.
But the Pole could replace the former Germany international in the starting XI against the Reds.
Defensively Wenger also looks set to receive a boost with the return of Bacary Sagna (knee) and Johan Djourou (shoulder), but Thomas Vermaelen remains on the sidelines with an Achilles injury.
And the Gunners boss will also be waiting to learn if Manuel Almunia, Alex Song (both knee) and Denilson (toe) will be fit to feature.
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has no new injuries to contend with and could continue with youngster John Flanagan at full-back following his fine debut display in the win over Manchester City.
But still missing for the Reds are Daniel Agger (knee), Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly (both hamstring) and captain Steven Gerrard (groin).
Last Premier League games:
Blackpool 1 ARSENAL 3: Lehmann, Eboue, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Diaby, Fabregas (Ramsey 88), Wilshere, Nasri (Gibbs 86), van Persie, Arshavin (Walcott 61). Not Used: Almunia, Rosicky, Chamakh, Bendtner.
LIVERPOOL 3 Manchester City 0: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Aurelio, Kuyt, Lucas, Spearing, Meireles, Suarez, Carroll (Ngog 90). Not Used: Gulacsi, Cole, Maxi, Wilson, Shelvey, Robinson.