Monday 21 August 2017

Fabregas facing late Euro fitness test

Cesc Fabregas remains a major doubt for tomorrow's Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Barcelona. Photo: Getty Images
Cesc Fabregas remains a major doubt for tomorrow's Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Barcelona. Photo: Getty Images

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas remains a major doubt for tomorrow's Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Barcelona at Emirates Stadium, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed.

The Spain international, who started his career at the Nou Camp, is struggling to recover from severe bruising to his knee and leg suffered during the Barclays Premier League clash at Birmingham.



Wenger confirmed: "He did not train this morning and at moment he is not fit to play.



"We will give him 24 hours more, but I don't know if he will be available.



"If the game were today, he would not play.



"If he is not capable to play, I would not take a gamble and put him on the bench."



Although Fabregas could not be available, centre-back William Gallas has returned to training after missing eight games with a calf problem and will be in the squad.



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