By Richard Clarke
Manuel Almunia will be available for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday.
The Arsenal keeper was substituted at half-time in the 1-0 win over Everton on Wednesday as a precaution. Almunia had been concussed after colliding with his own defender Armand Traore in the opening stages at Goodison Park. He did not reappear after the interval and Mart Poom came on to play his first game for the Club.
As for the two longer-term absentees, Abou Diaby (ankle) is unlikely to figure before the New Year while Lauren (knee) is progressing well and maybe available before Christmas.
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