Ready to play?
Arsenal’s captain Francesc “Cesc” Fabregas might be ready before expected after suffering a hamstring injury which forced him out of the early stages.
Fabregas had been in excellent conditions prior to his injury despite having to endure a summer of transfer speculation over his future following Barcelona’s concerted efforts to secure his signature.
He was initially expected to be ruled out for three weeks which would have seen him miss the anticipated game against Chelsea.
According to The Sun, the Spanish international reckons he will be back in first team contention in half that time.
The injury is not as bad as we first thought (…) there is no muscle rupture and I will be back perfect in about 10 to 11 days. I am working with an osteopath in Paris and just working day to day (…) I think I will make the Chelsea game. Cesc Fabregas.
In the meantime, Czech star Tomas Rosicky claimed Jack Wilshere is ready to fill Fabregas boots. If there were any doubts about Wilshere’s prodigious talent then Rosicky believes the 18-year-old proved at White Hart Lane he can fill the void during Fabregas’s absence.
Wilshere would normally be one of the kids in Arsene Wenger’s Carling Cup squad and yet has graduated to become elder statesman and first team regular.
Rosicky also revealed how important the match against Chelsea is, and how the team can face such chalenge:
Chelsea is a big game for us, a big test for us, and it’s very positive that our boss can rotate as well to keep the whole squad fresh. I think we have a strong squad. Tomas Rosicky.
Arsenal is currently runner-up in the league table with 11 points.
September 23rd, 2010.