Cesc tweets good news on injury

The Spain midfielder suffered a hamstring injury as he netted a

freak goal at Sunderland on Saturday, the ball being kicked into

him by Anton Ferdinand and looping 40 yards into the goal. But he

told his official Twitter account: “Good news on my injury. “I have

some fluid but nothing bad in the muscle. I hope I can be playing

in two weeks.” The 23-year-old had just been finding his form

having returned late after reaching the World Cup final in South

Africa. With Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner

all still sidelined, the loss of another key man for a lengthy

period would have come as a blow for the Gunners. Fabregas would

not have been included in the squad for Tuesday’s game at

Tottenham, with manager Arsene Wenger again set to use a

combination of fringe and youth players in the Carling Cup. He is

likely to miss Saturday’s home Premier League encounter with West

Brom and the Champions League trip to Partizan Belgrade three days

later, but could be back in contention for the trip to Chelsea on

October 3.