Reading boss Brian McDermott is deciding whether to recall Danny Guthrie for his side's Capital One Cup clash with Arsenal after controversially axing the midfielder at the weekend.
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McDermott denied reports of a bust-up with the former Newcastle player, who was left out of the squad for Saturday's 3-3 Barclays Premier League draw with Fulham.
Reading have no fresh injury concerns for the game, Jem Karacan still sidelined with a knee injury that could keep him out until early December.
Arsenal forward Gervinho is unavailable because of an ankle injury.
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny remains out with his ankle problem, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is sidelined with a hip injury.
Boss Arsene Wenger will select a blend of youth and experience as he continues to use the competition to expose his second string to first-team action.
Reading (from): Federici, McCarthy, Taylor, Gunter, Cummings, Gorkss, Pearce, Mariappa, Shorey, Harte, McAnuff, Guthrie, Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary, Kebe, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre, Hunt, Robson-Kanu, Church, Roberts.
Arsenal (from): Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos, Ramsey, Arteta, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud, Martinez, Coquelin, Djourou, Koscielny, Arshavin, Chamakh, Frimpong, Gnabry, Sagna, Angha, Santos, Miquel, Yennaris, Eisfeld, Bellerin.