Cesc Fabregas remains a doubt for Arsenal

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Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas remains a huge doubt for Monday's game with Manchester United, according to boss Arsene Wenger, who is definitely without Kieran Gibbs.

The Gunners captain is struggling with a hamstring injury that has kept him out of action for two weeks already, and before Wednesday's 3-1 win over Partizan Belgrade he was only rated as 50-50 for the trip to Old Trafford.

Fabregas has now returned to training but still remains a doubt for Monday's crunch clash and Wenger says he will give the World Cup winner as long as possible to prove his fitness.

"We could have Cesc Fabregas [back]," said Wenger. "But there is a big uncertainty if he can be in the squad or not. That will be decided very late."

Wenger will definitely be without Gibbs who sustained an ankle injury in the first-half against Partizan, and will now miss the games against United, Stoke and Chelsea.

"We have lost Kieran Gibbs from Wednesday night but he should be the only one. We think today that he will be out for three weeks," he added.

"I am very disappointed [about it]. I hope it will not put in his mind that he is an injured player. It was just an accident and you cannot do anything about it. Time will help him get over that and it is not major damage in his ankle."

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