Arsene Wenger: Emmanuel Eboue out for four weeks, Cesc Fabregas for two
Written by Jeffrey on November 26, 2010 4:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave his first injury update ahead of Saturday’s away game against Aston Villa and unfortunately, it’s no good.
Speaking on captain Cesc Fabregas on Thursday, the Frenchman explained how he was scheduled to undergo a scan with the manager predicting two weeks on the sidelines for the midfielder. Wenger did also add how a cautious approach will be adopted with the Spaniard, meaning that he could only be used sporadically in the next two months.
On Emmanuel Eboue, he explained that he suffered a medial knee ligament strain and could be out for a maximum of two months but with the manager hoping to have the Ivorian back in four weeks.
Asked about Manuel Almunia, the Frenchman concluded by saying how he should be able to feature against Aston Villa – if required – although Lukasz Fabianski will most likely start in goal for the Gunners.
On Wednesday, Wenger said:
Fabregas will be assessed today with a scan. After that we can tell you how long he will be out, but I count two weeks.
It is a big blow because it will question how cautious we have to be in the future with him. Cesc has played 50 games a year since a young age. We may have to be more cautious with him, especially in the next two months.
Eboue has a medial knee ligament strain. It can be four weeks, can be six weeks or can be eight weeks. But I think it will be four weeks minimum.
We have a lot of bumps and bruises but everyone else should be available.
Almunia should be capable to play but I will see how he reacts.