Friday, December 14, 2007

Signs Look Good For Fabregas, Hleb, and Flamini

Cesc Fabregas, Alex Hleb and Mathieu Flamini could all return from injury in time for Arsenal's pivotal clash against Chelsea.

The three have arguably been Arsenal's best performers so far this season, so it will come as good news that all three are back in training.

Arsene Wenger had already stated that he would take a gamble on one or two of his players if they are were not fit, but it seems the Arsenal manager will not have to make a tough decision, as all three could be ready by Sunday.

The news will be welcome amongst Arsenal fans, as their team will have to deal with a dangerous midfield lineup which includes Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Florent Malouda.

Not all was well at the Emirates though, as English youngster Theo Walcott has been ruled out of the match after picking up a small knock against Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday.

"Who will make it, I don’t know?" said Arsene Wenger. "We know Robin van Persie will be available. As for Mathieu Flamini, Cesc and Alex Hleb, the signs look quite good but we have to make a decision."

"Theo Walcott is out with a little knee problem," the Frenchman added. "That is a question of days and we feel he should be OK for Tuesday maybe."