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On December 17th Reading welcomes Arsenal at the Madejski Stadium in Reading. Wenger will try to rehabilitate after shock cup defeat from Bradford City. The Gunners will be looking for three points, while Brian McDermott’s team will be searching just second victory in this difficult season.

 

Reading are nineteenth in the league table with nine points sixteen games. They have won one, drawn six and lost nine matches. Their present form consists of five straight losses. Reading are in big trouble this season. They are in relegation zone and could fall away from the EPL.  They are six points away from safety line and have the worst form of anyone in the league.

 

Arsenal goes the seventh in the EPL table with twenty four points from sixteen rounds, having six wins, six draws and four losses.  In the last five matches they have two wins, two draws and one defeat. Arsenal and their head coach Wenger are under huge pressure. Especially after a terrible midweek lose in the League Cup to Bradford City.  In the EPL Arsenal want to finish in the top-four as they want to qualify for the Champions League next year.

Reading forwards Jason Roberts and Pavel Pogrebnyak are both back. Jimmy Kebe is back in training after a groin injury and Jem Karacan is returning to fitness. But the most likely they will miss this game. Sean Morrison is still out of the game cause of an ankle injury. Danny Guthrie could return to the squad.

Arsene Wenger played without Olivier Giroud in Bradford, but forward could start in this game from the first minutes. Laurent Koscielny is still doubtful, but he returned to training on Friday. Theo Walcott has a calf problem, so he will probably miss this tie. Andre Santos with stomach muscle injury and Abou Diaby are long term injured.

 

Reading line-up: Federici, Cummings, Pearce, Mariappa, Shorey, McCleary, Leigertwood, Tabb, McAnuff, Hunt, Le Fondre.

Reading

Last three matches:

Sunderland 3 – Reading 0;

Southampton 1 – Reading 0;

Reading 3 – Man Utd. 4.

 

Arsenal line-up: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud.

Arsen Wenger

Last three matches:

Bradford 1 – Arsenal 1;

Arsenal 2 – West Bromwich Albion 0;

Olympiakos 2 – Arsenal 1.

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