Arsene Wenger: Sebastien Squillaci and Abou Diaby back for FA Cup
Written by Jeffrey on January 25, 2011 4:30
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed Theo Walcott, Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas and Johan Djourou have all recovered from minor knocks and will be available for tonight’s game against Ipswich Town.
The Englishman, Frenchman and Swiss were a reason for concern after they suffered simultaneous injuries on Saturday during the game against Wigan Athletic in the Premier League but after undergoing fitness tests on Monday, they were given the go ahead – together with the captain – to feature in today’s semi-final against Paul Jewell’s men.
On defender Sebastien Squillaci and midfielder Abou Diaby, the Arsenal boss confirmed they will both be back for Sunday’s FA Cup against Huddersfield at the Emirates with midfielder Tomas Rosicky also set to join them for the game.
The Gunners will face Ipswich Town tonight in their attempt to reach the Carling Cup Final and move one step closer to winning a trophy which they have been missing since the 2005 FA Cup Final.
On Monday, Wenger said:
From Saturday, everyone is available. Walcott, Nasri, Fabregas and Djourou were small doubts with kicks on ankles and calves etc. But they all had successful tests today. So basically it will be the same squad as Saturday.
Squillaci should be available for Sunday. Diaby as well. They join in normal training on Thursday.
Tomas Rosicky is sick. He has a chance to be available for Sunday. He might be little bit short I don’t know. He was in bed for one week so we’ll have to build him up. But he should be back with the squad on Thursday as well.