Gunners striker could return for Reading trip
11:16 14 December 2012
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Photo: David Davies/PA
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Arsenal should have striker Olivier Giroud in contention again following a back problem for Monday night’s Premier League game at Reading.
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Defender Laurent Koscielny has resumed training after his thigh injury, but England winger Theo Walcott (calf) will be assessed.
Full-back Andre Santos (stomach muscle) and midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) continue their rehabilitation.
Provisional squad: Szczesny, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Sagna, Gibbs, Cazorla, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arteta, Gervinho, Giroud, Martinez, Squillaci, Jenkinson, Ramsey, Podolski, Rosicky, Coquelin, Koscielny.
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