Fabregas doubtful for Pompey trip

Midfielder Denilson (back) is also struggling for fitness, but

Czech winger Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) could return. Alex Song is

available as he will not join up with Cameroon at the African

Nations Cup until January 4, but Emmanuel Eboue is already away

with the Ivory Coast. Nicklas Bendtner (groin), Gael Clichy (back),

Kieran Gibbs (foot), Robin van Persie (ankle) and Johan Djourou

(knee) remain sidelined. Arsenal (from): Almunia, Traore,

Vermaelen, Gallas, Sagna, Nasri, Diaby, Song, Rosicky, Walcott,

Arshavin, Fabianski, Ramsey, Eduardo, Silvestre, Vela, Merida,

Senderos, Denilson, Fabregas.