Gunners hoping for Cesc ‘miracle’

Arsene Wenger accepts it will take a “miracle” for Arsenal captain

Cesc Fabregas to be fit for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Hull.

The Spain midfielder missed the midweek Champions League

victory over Porto because of the hamstring problem which had seen

him hobble out of the win against Burnley.

Wenger will not take any risks ahead of the trip to the KC

Stadium for Saturday’s late kick-off.

“His chances of playing are 0.5% – that means unless a

miracle happens, he will not play. At the moment, Cesc is out of

Saturday’s game,” said Wenger.

“We have a little doubt about [Tomas] Rosicky (groin), but we

will check that tomorrow morning.

“Nobody else is back, but we will lose [Alex] Song, because

he is suspended.”

With William Gallas still sidelined because of a calf

problem, Wenger will be hoping veteran Sol Campbell can shrug off

cramp to face relegation-threatened Hull.

However, full-back Bacary Sagna is struggling with an ankle


“Campbell looks better than expected today. Sagna has an

ankle problem but we will assess that tomorrow,” said Wenger.

“We will see how it develops, who is available, who I can


“We know we have 48 hours to prepare for this game and it is

quite needed.”