Arsène Wenger is still waiting on the results of a scan on the hamstring injury picked up by Cesc Fabregas at Burnley but the manager believes the problem is “not long term”.

The Arsenal captain put the visitors ahead after seven minutes at Turf Moor on Wednesday night but failed to complete the half. The Spaniard was sent for tests on Thursday afternoon and when Wenger spoke to TV Online the outcome was not known. His expectations were optimistic but Fabregas will still miss the match with Hull on Saturday evening.

“Cesc had a scan today,” said the manager. “We have not had the result yet. The only thing that is sure is that he will not play on Saturday.  Beyond that, it all depends on the scan. Is it a tightness that just presents a small risk on Saturday or is it a slight strain – grade one or two? We’ll know that later. If it is a tear it is a small one and the maximum would be ten days. So it is not long-term.”

At least Wenger has another midfielder fit for Hull and also a left back close to a return. 

Denilson is back and available for Saturday,” he said. “But Bendtner, Rosicky, Clichy and Traore will all be too short. The first back should be Traore, maybe for Aston Villa.”

Credit: Arsenal.com

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