Arsenal will check on the fitness of captain Thomas Vermaelen (ankle), midfielder Jack Wilshere (thigh) and defender Laurent Koscielny (calf) ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Blackburn at Emirates Stadium.
Full-back Carl Jenkinson is suspended after being sent off in last week's Barclays Premier League win at Sunderland.
Ivory Coast forward Gervinho could be back in contention after returning from the African Nations Cup. Left-back Kieran Gibbs remains out with a thigh injury.
Reading boss Brian McDermott praised a clinical second half performance which sent the Royals through to the last 16 of the FA Cup.
Brighton, Reading and Aldershot have some big matches this weekend in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.
A football fan has put himself at the centre of a flurry of Twitter attention after betting his bank details on the outcome of a match.