Check on all the latest injury news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures before you place your bets.Arsenal v Blackburn
ARSENAL are confident that trio Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott will all be fit for Saturday but Kieran Gibbs (groin) is doubtful and Johan Djourou (shoulder) is out. Gael Givet is suspended for BLACKBURN but David Dunn could make a return to action while Ryan Nelsen and Christopher Samba are fit following injuries on international duty.
Birmingham v Bolton
Martin Jiranek (toe) is a doubt for BIRMINGHAM, as is Aliaksandr Hleb (knee), but Kevin Fahey, Lee Bowyer, Ben Foster and Nikola Zigic have all returned to fitness over the break. Zat Knight (knee) is out for BOLTON but is back in training while Mark Davies (ankle) is very doubtful, meaning Tamir Cohen could come in due to Stuart Holden’s injury (knee).
Everton v Aston Villa
Louis Saha and Jack Rodwell (both ankle) look set to be out for most of the season for EVERTON and join Mikel Arteta (hamstring) and Marouane Fellaini (ankle) on the sidelines but Seamus Coleman (hamstring) should be fit. Ciaran Clark is suspended for VILLA but James Collins, Richard Dunne, Kyle Walker and Luke Young will all be available.
Newcastle v Wolves
Cheik Tiote and Ryan Taylor are both serving suspensions for NEWCASTLE but Stephen Ireland is in line to make his debut, Jose Enrique is fit again and Leon Best is expected to play despite an ankle injury. WOLVES will be without striker Kevin Doyle (knee) but Stephen Hunt and Michael Mancienne should be fine while Adlene Guedioura could make the bench.
Stoke v Chelsea
John Carew (back) and Abdoulaye Faye (hamstring) are both doubts for STOKE and Mamady Sidibe (Achilles) is out for the season but Thomas Sorensen should be fit to play. CHELSEA are moving towards being injury free as Alex, who missed out against Man City, is now fit and Yossi Benayoun is back in training but won’t feature in this encounter.
West Brom v Liverpool
Graham Dorrans (ankle) is progressing in his recovery but will not make the weekend for WEST BROM while Jonas Olsson is available after a minor heel injury. Steven Gerrard will not be rushed back into L’POOL’s team and may be rested while fullbacks Martin Kelly and Fabio Aurelio (hamstring) are both out but Jonjo Shelvey is set for a bench place.
West Ham v Man United
WEST HAM are without Jack Collison (knee) and Junior Stanislas (fitness) is still a doubt while Frederic Piquionne is fit again. MAN UTD are set to be without Rio Ferdinand (calf), Jonny Evans and Paul Scholes (suspended), John O’Shea (hamstring) and Rafael (hamstring) but Nemanja Vidic is fit again in defence and Darren Fletcher will come into midfield.
Wigan v Tottenham
WIGAN have no injury worries and Charles N’Zogbia is fit to line-up on Saturday. SPURS, by contrast, are set to be with Gareth Bale (hamstring), William Gallas (knee) and Jonathan Woodgate (calf) in defence and a host of players including Aaron Lennon, Steven Pienaar and Youns Kaboul will be assessed while Tom Huddlestone could make the subs bench.
Fulham v Blackpool – Sun
Aaron Hughes (shoulder) is a major doubt for FULHAM after picking up an injury with Northern Ireland meaning John Pantsil could play while Steve Sidwell could also return. DJ Campbell (suspended) will sit out for B’POOL but Chris Basham could be involved after an absence and ‘keeper Matt Gilks is fit but may not regain his place from Richard Kingson.
Man City v Sunderland – Sun
MAN CITY have lost right-backs Jerome Boateng (knee) and Micah Richards (hamstring) on international duty and Kolo Toure is still suspended but Carlos Tevez will be involved and Pablo Zabaleta is back from leave. John Mensah is available for SUNDERLAND after his suspension was rescinded, Anton Ferdinand is fit and Frazier Campbell could make the bench.