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Kallstrom closing in on Gunners debut

Kim Kallstrom could make his Arsenal debut in this weekend’s FA Cup quarter final against Everton as he closes in on a return to fitness, the Mirror understands.

The Sweden international became the Gunners’ only new signing during the January transfer window, but is yet to feature having arrived at the club carrying a back injury.

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Wilshere facing one match ban

Jack Wilshere has been charged by the Football Association after raising his middle finger in the direction of home supporters in Arsenal’s 6-3 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday, according to the Mail Online.

Manager Arsene Wenger has said that the club will accept and punishment handed to the midfielder, who has until 6pm on Wednesday to respond.

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No fresh injury concerns ahead of Napoli clash

Arsene Wenger has no fresh injury concerns for this evening’s crucial Champions League clash with Napoli.

Bacary Sagna, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo, Abou Diaby, Ryo Miyaichi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all remain side-lined for the match against Rafael Benitez’s side, who can book their place in the knockout stages with victory, should Borussia Dortmund drop points against Marseille.

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Wilshere double secures win over Marseille

A Jack Wilshere double inspired Arsenal to victory against Marseille at the Emirates yesterday evening, and all but secured their places in the knockout stages of the Champions League for a fourteenth season in succession.

The England international opened the scoring after just thirty seconds, before doubling the host’s advantage twenty minutes into the second half.

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Flamini back to face old club

Mathieu Flamini is set to return to the Arsenal line up to face former club Marseille in tonight’s Champions League group F clash.

The France international missed Saturday’s Premier League win over Southampton through suspension after amassing five yellow cards, but could feature at the Emirates Stadium.

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Walcott hoping for Old Trafford return

Theo Walcott is close to returning to full fitness, and could even be in contention for Sunday afternoon’s match against champions Manchester United, according to the Independent.

The England international hasn’t played since the 2-1 win over Marseille in the Champions League Group F opener six weeks ago, where he opened his account for the season with the first goal of the game.

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Dortmund defeat Arsenal to go top of Group F

Arsenal lost for the first time since the opening day of the season as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates yesterday evening.

Reorted Gunners fan Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave the visitors the lead on sixteen minutes only for Olivier Giroud to fire in an equaliser from close range four minutes before the break.

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