Reading 2 - 5 Arsenal

Match info: Premier League at The Madejski Stadium

Date: 17/12/2012 KO: 20:00 Ref: A Taylor Att: 24,125

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Adam Le Fondre 66
Jimmy Kebe 71



Lukas Podolski 14
Santi Cazorla 32,34,60
Theo Walcott 80

FT (ht: 0-3)

  • Last Updated: December 17 2012, 7:38 GMT

Reading strikers Jason Roberts and Pavel Pogrebnyak could return for Monday's Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Reading duo could return

Roberts (hip) and Pogrebnyak (unspecified) are doubtful for the game at the Madejski Stadium but may play some part.

Jimmy Kebe (groin) and Jem Karacan (knee) have returned to training but will not play, while Sean Morrison (ankle) is still sidelined and Alex McCarthy is out long term.

Arsenal should have striker Olivier Giroud in contention again following a back problem.

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.


Reading (from): Federici, Taylor, Cummings, Gorkss, Pearce, Morrison, Mariappa, Shorey, Harte, McAnuff, Guthrie, Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary, Le Fondre, Hunt, Robson-Kanu, Roberts, Pogrebnyak.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Sagna, Gibbs, Cazorla, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arteta, Gervinho, Giroud, Martinez, Squillaci, Jenkinson, Ramsey, Podolski, Rosicky, Coquelin, Koscielny.

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