Wenger rues Fabregas injury
Arsene Wenger's decision to play Cesc Fabregas against Braga 'backfired' after he admitted the Arsenal captain could be out for three weeks.
Fabregas has been hampered by a hamstring injury this season and Wenger considered leaving the midfielder out of his team for Tuesday's Champions League tie.
The Spain international started the 2-0 defeat in Portugal, but was replaced by Samir Nasri just past the midway point of the second half after suffering a fresh hamstring injury.
The latest setback is in Fabregas' other leg and Wenger rued his decision to play his skipper.
Wenger, who also saw Emmanuel Eboue suffer a knee injury, has already ruled Fabregas out of Saturday's game at Aston Villa and admits his midfield schemer could be out for three weeks.
"Eboue will be out for a while and we will have to assess Fabregas. It could be two to three weeks," said Wenger.
"It is very disappointing because I had a hesitation to play him before the match started. I took the gamble and it backfired on us."