Arsene Wenger on injuries to Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Eboue
Written by Renzo on November 24, 2010 4:30
As if suffering a second defeat in the Champions League was not enough, Arsenal will have to face Aston Villa, on Saturday, without captain Cesc Fabregas.
Speaking after the game to journalists, manager Arsene Wenger has in fact confirmed that the captain will be out for at least two weeks after suffering a fresh hamstring injury against Braga. Wenger also said how right-back Emmanuel Eboue will spend a long time on the sidelines after twisting his ankle.
On the game, the Frenchman admitted it is not easy to accept the result and how the Gunners are now forced to win their last game in Group H, at home, against Partizan Belgrade.
Even with a win, the Gunners could find themselves second in the group, facing a potential favourite in the knock-out stage of the competition.
After last night, Wenger said:
It is hard to swallow, but now we have to win our last game. The most important thing for us now is to qualify. It is good that Shakhtar play against Braga but they are the super favourites to win the group.
Eboue will be out for a while and we will have to asses Fabregas tomorrow. It could be two to three weeks. It is very disappointing because I had a hesitation to play him before the match started. I took the gamble and it back-fired on us.