Previews: Arshavin set for Arsenal return

LONDON - Brief news before this weekend's matches in the Premier League and FA Cup.

Arsenal hope to have Andrei Arshavin back for the visit of Burnley on Saturday while fellow midfielder Denilson could also return from a calf injury.

"We have the luck that Denilson could be available again," manager Arsene Wenger told the club's website.

"Arshavin could be available and there is a little, little chance that (Abou) Diaby could be available again too. I am convinced that Denilson and Arshavin will be okay."

Central defender William Gallas is still out.

Veteran midfielder Graham Alexander is back for Burnley after a five-week absence.

"Graham's just getting back and getting through the reserve game is an added bonus to the team because he's another voice and another organiser on the pitch," Burnley manager Brian Laws told the Lancashire Telegraph.

Wayne Rooney is doubtful for Manchester United's trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday but Rio Ferdinand should return to the heart of defence.

"We have to assess Wayne because he played almost 90 minutes for England the other night at Wembley, which I was disappointed in," manager Alex Ferguson told the club's website.

"When you're playing on that pitch for almost an hour on Sunday and then nearly a full game on Wednesday, it's far too much. He's a doubt."

United will go top if they beat Wolves as Chelsea are in FA Cup action this weekend.

Injury prone Kieron Dyer could start for West Ham United in their crucial home match against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday having recovered from a muscle problem.

Bolton are without American midfielder Stuart Holden who suffered a leg fracture while playing against the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Leading striker Jermain Defoe is "50-50" according to manager Harry Redknapp for Tottenham's FA Cup quarter-final at Fulham on Saturday.

Defoe aggravated a hamstring strain playing for England against Egypt on Wednesday. Tottenham are already without midfielder Tom Huddlestone and defender Ledley King.

Ricardo Carvalho has a slight hamstring strain ahead of Chelsea's FA Cup quarter-final with Stoke City on Sunday meaning Brazilian Alex is on standby to cover.

"We'll have a look at that today and see if he'll be okay for Sunday," assistant manager Ray Wilkins said. Michael Essien is still out.