Fabregas set for swift return for Arsenal
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas limped off before the break during
the draw with Burnley in a match that left Wenger fuming at the
fixture compilers and the Premier League defending their schedule.
Wenger immediately ruled his captain out of the clash against
Hull on Saturday, although the injury may not be as bad as first
“Cesc had a scan today,” said Wenger. “We have not had the
result yet. “The only thing that is sure is that he will not play
“Beyond that, it all depends on the scan. Is it a tightness
that just presents a small risk on Saturday or is it a slight
strain – grade one or two? We’ll know that later.
“If it is a tear it is a small one and the maximum would be
10 days. So it is not long-term.”
Denilson could deputise for Fabregas against Hull after
recovering from a back problem.
“Denilson is back and available for Saturday,” Wenger said on
Arsenal TV Online. Nicklas Bendtner, Tomas Rosicky, Gael Clichy and
Armand Traore will be unavailable, and Wenger said: “The first back
should be Traore, maybe for Aston Villa (on December 27).”