Fabregas faces race to be fit in time for United title showdown


NAL captain Cesc Fabregas is set to miss up to three weeks after suffering yet another hamstring strain.

The Spain international was plagued by a similar injury last season and has already missed a month of the current campaign having returned late to his club following his World Cup exploits in South Africa.

The 23-year-old lasted just 69 minutes against Braga last night before signaling to the bench he was unable to continue.

“We will have to assess Fabregas tomorrow. It could be two to three weeks,” said Wenger. “It is very disappointing because I had a hesitation to play him before the match started. I took the gamble and it backfired.”

Should Fabregas (left) miss the next three weeks, he would be absent from his side’s Premier League matches against Aston Villa, Fulham and Manchester United, the Carling Cup quarter-final against Wigan and the decisive final Champions League group fixture against Partizan Belgrade.

Wenger also revealed full-back Emmanuel Eboue is set to be sidelined for several weeks with a medial knee ligament injury after being felled by a poor tackle.

“Eboue will be out for a few weeks because he took a very bad tackle. It is a medial knee ligament injury,” said Wenger.