Cesc Fabregas targets Manchester United return

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Arsenal's captain Cesc Fabregas is targeting a return to action in next week's top-of-the-table clash against Manchester United.

The game at Old Trafford takes place on Monday week and Fabregas is hoping to play some part in the crucial match. The midfielder has been sidelined for two weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury in the Gunners' Champions League defeat at Braga.

Arsenal took full advantage of the postponement of United's game at Blackpool on Saturday by beating Fulham 2-1 to send themselves to the top of the league. They will be hoping to stay there but Arsene Wegner's outfit have not enjoyed huge success in Manchester in recent times, having lost four of their last five clashes at the Theatre of Dreams.

Wenger will see the return of Fabregas as being crucial in Arsenal's bid to end this barren spell and the Spaniard has admitted he is targeting a return in this game.

Speaking in The People, he said:"I'm happy to say everything is going according to plan with my rehabilitation.

"We've tried some new treatments and hopefully they can make a difference.

"My hamstrings are feeling good, and my body feels good and rested.

"The Manchester United game is the target, so hopefully we can make it happen."

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