Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal medical staff discovered that the captain Cesc Fabregas has been diagnosed with the recurrence of the hamstring injury he sustained in UEFA Champions League match against Barcelona. This means the midfielder will not face Manchester United at FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, alongside keeper Wojciech Szczesny.
It is estimated he’ll be out at least for two weeks, so this also includes the match at West Brom on March 19.
Wenger said: “Cesc is very disappointed because it is becoming a bit of a problem for him, but it is very superficial.”
The aforesaid Szczesny suffered a dislocated finger the same night Fabregas got injured and he too is definitely out, with Wenger now obliged to chase for an emergency loan move since Lucas Fabianski already ruled out until next season.
“Szczesny has a dislocated finger with a tendon problem,” said Wenger. “We need the assessment of the specialist to see where we go from here.
“He had a scan last night. He is out for a while, for how long? I couldn’t tell you.”
However, the support won’t be lacking since Robin Van Persie, who wowed for aggressiveness, has regained his full strength after the knee injury.