Fabregas injury is not long-term, insists Arsene

aARSENAL boss Arsenal Wenger has allayed fears over Cesc Fabregas’ hamstring injury, insisting the problem is not long-term.

The Spaniard limped off in the first half of Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Burnley on Wednesday night and was immediately ruled out of tomorrow’s clash with Hull City at the Emirates.

But Wenger insists Fabregas’ injury is not as bad as first feared and expects his captain to be back sooner rather than later.

“Cesc had a scan [yesterday],” said Wenger. “We have not had the result yet.”

“The only thing is sure is that he will not play on Saturday.

“Beyond that, it all depends on the scan. Is it a tightness that just presents a small risk on Saturday or is it a slight strain – grade one or two? We’ll know that later.

“If it is a tear it is a small one and the maximum would be 10 days. So it is not long-term.”

Fabregas is likely to be replaced in the Arsenal line-up by Denilson, who has recovered from a back strain, although Nicklas Bendtner, Tomas Rosicky, Gael Clichy and Armand Traore all miss out.