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Arsenal sweat on van Persie

Published 02/03/2012

Arsenal have injury concerns over captain Robin van Persie (groin) and centre-back Thomas Vermaelen (ankle) ahead of tomorrow's Barclays Premier League trip to Liverpool.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey (ankle) has already been ruled out while Czech winger Tomas Rosicky (groin) faces a fitness test. Abou Diaby returns from a long absence after a hamstring problem.

Defender Francis Coquelin (hamstring) remains sidelined, along with centre-back Per Mertesacker (ankle) and Brazil full-back Andre Santos (ankle) is two weeks away from returning to training.

Provisional Squad: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Benayoun, Walcott, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, van Persie, Fabianski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson, Gervinho, Park, Chamakh, Miquel, Diaby.

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