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Posted on 27 January 2007  - 12:00

Martin Jol reported that Mido was withdrawn late in Saturday's FA Cup fourth round win against Southend with a back problem.

Martin Jol reported that Mido was withdrawn late in Saturday's FA Cup fourth round win against Southend with a back problem.

However, Martin said afterwards that he was 'hopeful' the striker will be fit for Wednesday night's Carling Cup semi-final, second leg against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Egyptian striker marked his first start for over a month with his first goal since October, sliding in to flick home Aaron Lennon's cross at the near post for the crucial third in the 3-1 win.

Martin said: "We will make an assessment on Sunday but I don't think it's too much of a problem and hopefully he'll be fit for Arsenal."