Eduardo out of tricky trip to Bridge

The Croatia international has failed to recover from the hamstring

injury he sustained in the goalless draw with Aston Villa last

week. Midfielder Abou Diaby could return from the calf problem that

has kept him sidelined since mid January as the Gunners attempt to

nudge their title challenge back on track. “Diaby is not yet back

in normal training,” Wenger told ArsenalTV Online. “He progresses

very well but we will still have to wait until Saturday. He is a

maybe. Eduardo is already ruled out. “Theo Walcott is back and

available so Diaby is the only question mark we have. All the

others are longer-term injuries.” Wenger confirmed that Robin van

Persie is not expected to recover from his foot injury until April

after a report had stated the Dutchman might be available by mid

March. “For Robin, the rehabilitation is going well but anything

before April would be a little bit premature,” he said.