Cesc hopeful of facing United

FOOTBALL: Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has revealed he is hopeful of recovering from a hamstring injury in time for Monday night’s clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford. The 23-year-old midfielder has not featured since limping off during the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat at Braga last month. “Hopefully I‘ll be available for Monday,” he wrote on Twitter.