Arsenal are going to be without Cesc Fabregas in the Carling Cup Final against Birmingham City this Sunday.
Speaking to Arsenal TV online on Thursday, the manager confirmed the bad news by saying how it is a very small injury through which he will miss the game. On a question for his return, Arsene added that it is impossible to give a deadline for his return even after Sunday’s game .
Fabregas was withdrawn early on in the game against Stoke on Wednesday due to a hamstring concern.
The manger continued by saying how Fabregas is disappointed for being side lined from the final and added that the best way to help him now is to win the Carling Cup for him for his contributions to the team in this competition.
Fabregas joins Theo Walcott on the list of players who will miss the final as Walcott was ruled out after the game against Stoke for his ankle injury.
The manager gave an update on his injury by saying how he has a classic ankle sprain which is going to rule him out for at least two weeks.
Arsene Wenger also gave good news in the shape of Koscielny, Van Persie and Diaby’s return to the squad after recovering from their respective injuries as the manager added that everybody else form the Stoke game are alright.
On Fabregas, Walcott and the recovering players, Arsene Wenger said:
“It is a very small injury but certainly Cesc will be out for Sunday. For how long [beyond that] I don’t know but for Sunday he will be short. It is very difficult to give a deadline. It is impossible.
He is [disappointed]. We all feel sorry and sad for him. The only way we help him now is to win the Carling Cup as he contributed a lot in this competition.
I saw him [Theo Walcott] this morning. He has a classic ankle sprain. We don’t think there is any more damage to it. But it is still a sprain. We are sad for him too. He is out for Sunday and maybe one or two more weeks.
[Van Persie, Koscielny, Diaby] All the three will be available. That’s the good news. And everybody else is all right from the Stoke game too.”