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Fabregas Out Of Shakhtar Clash

Fabregas Out Of Shakhtar Clash

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas will not travel to the Ukraine for our Champions League group game with Eduardo's Shakhtar Donetsk.

Fabregas was clearly struggling as the Gunners squeaked a 1-0 win over West Ham at Ashburton Grove over the weekend with a late header from Alex Song, and Wenger was almost force to withdraw the Spaniard to ensure the apparent hamstring injury didn't worsen.

With the CL group almost wrapped up, Arsene Wenger made the sensible decision not to take the skipper, especially with vital Premier League games on the horizon.

'It's a mixture of cautiousness and pain in his hamstring. It's a bit too risky and we cannot take the gamble,' Wenger said.

'I think he has a good chance to play on Sunday but tomorrow night will be too risky. He has no real strain, it's just pain. I don't know what it's down to but we cannot take a gamble because he's had injuries before.

'It is not a strain. He is just a little reluctant to push fully.'


Arshavin, Song and Denilson are also all doubts for the game.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday November 2 2010
Time: 10:20AM

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Wise decision. His presence will matter more in other games than it will in this one. Shame if Arshavin doesn't make it though I'd have thought he'd expect to make his presence felt in (or is that nearer?) his homeland.
Amos.
02/11/2010 11:03:00
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I think Arshavin shouldn't be playing even if he was fit .... needs a bloody good kick up the arse that bloke. Rosicky is more than worth a starting spot. I expect we'll Diaby, Wilshere and Rosicky in the middle of the park, with Walcott, Chamakh and Bendtner being the front three.
Rocky7
02/11/2010 11:06:00
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Lots of attacking intent in that side Rocky. Not going for the draw then? I would reckon Eboue might fit somewhere in midfield possibly in place of one of your front three to stiffen the midfield.
Amos.
02/11/2010 11:10:00
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Eboue .... forgot about him .... think you'll probably be right actually. Diaby, Eboue and Wilshere, with Rosicky taking either Walcott or Bendtner out of my line up then :)
Rocky7
02/11/2010 11:13:00
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rest Chamakh.. So Bendtner gets the nod up front alongside walcott and TR7
MrE._Man
02/11/2010 12:54:00
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Chamakh does look like he could use a rest but we still need to go with a team that will be solid and ensure we get a win, not a draw. I will look to our usual back 4, with only Djorou displacing Squillaci for game time; a midfield of Denilson, Diaby, Eboue (right side) and Jack. Nasri/Rosicky and Bendtner will make up the rest, in a 4-5-1 type formation. Theo, AA, Vela, JET to come on, depending on how the game pans out.
Naijagunner
02/11/2010 14:39:00
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Would it be too complacent to field out a Carling Cup sort of side? Which is of course not just kids anymore...something like: Szczesny, Eboue, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Wilshere, Diaby/Denilson, Rosicky, Walcott, Bendtner, Vela. It's a very strong team imo and with 9 from 9, I certianly consider Newcastle on Sunday more important, therefore would prefer the likes Squillaci, Song, Nasri and Chamakh rested.
super_gooner
02/11/2010 19:01:00
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