Arsenal have confirmed that talismanic captain Cesc Fabregas will be ruled out of action for up to three weeks following a hamstring injury picked up during Saturday’s draw with Sunderland. Fabregas sustained the injury in bizarre fashion after he gave Arsenal the lead by blocking Anton Ferdinand’s clearance into the Sunderland net.
The 23 year old Spaniard was substituted by Arsene Wenger before half-time on Saturday and a scan on Monday afternoon revealed the extent of Fabregas’ injury.
Fabregas was absent from Arsenal’s Carling Cup tie against Tottenham on Tuesday and is set to miss a clutch of important matches for the Gunners. His injury rules him out of Arsenal’s Premier League game against West Brom on Saturday as well as next Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Partizan Belgrade. He is also a major doubt for Arsenal’s clash against league leaders Chelsea and Spain’s international qualifier against Lithuania.
Fabregas joins Nicklas Bendtner, Theo Walcott and Robin van Persie for an extended spell on the sidelines and Arsene Wenger must be cursing his luck at the spate of injuries that has hit the Emirates recently.