Last Updated: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:38
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed Lukas Podolski should be fit to play in Wednesday's re-arranged clash with West Ham.
The German forward has been struggling with illness but Gunners boss Wenger is hopeful he will return to face the Hammers as Arsenal look to get their top-four bid back on track following the defeat at Chelsea on Sunday.
Wenger said: "We could have Podolski back in the squad because he is back to full training today. He was sick. He was in bed but I think he will be in full training today."
Wenger is also hoping to have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back in the squad after he has also been hit with illness, but Francois Coquelin and Mikel Arteta are both still out with injuries.
The Gunners have been inconsistent this season as they chase Champions League football again next term but punters using a free bet might be keen to back them to see off West Ham this week, with the odds stacked against Sam Allardyce's out-of-form side at the Emirates.
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