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Fabregas back for Bolton: Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful of having Cesc Fabregas back for next week's trip to Bolton Wanderers after ruling his skipper out of tomorrow's clash against Everton.

Fabregas, 22, aggravated his hamstring during a cameo against Aston Villa 12 days ago and there were hopes of the Spain midfielder returning to face David Moyes' men -- but instead he will be pencilled in for the Premier League trip to the Reebok next weekend.

"Fabregas should be available for Bolton and (Gael) Clichy is not far (away)," Wenger said.

Alex Song and Emmanuel Eboue are at the African Nations Cup but Wenger's options have at least been bolstered by Tomas Rosicky's return from a groin problem in the same week that the Czech Republic midfielder signed a new contract at the club.

Denilson and Andrey Arshavin were scheduled to return for the midweek clash at home to the Trotters that was eventually postponed due to the snow.

"Basically (our squad) is exactly the same as it was before the Bolton game, apart from Tomas Rosicky," said Wenger.

"We have a good hope that we will get him back in the squad. But he is the only one that should come back. He missed out at West Ham because of a groin injury. He has little problems but when you go back to the scan it always comes back reassuring.

"I believe that is down to the fact that he has not played for such a long time and that his body has to readapt again. But now he is back and completely fit."

It means Nicklas Bendtner (groin), Theo Walcott (side strain), Gael Clichy (back), Kieran Gibbs (foot), Robin van Persie (ankle) and Johan Djourou (knee) remain out.

The extent of Bendtner's groin problem will be discovered later this week when he undergoes tests.

"We'll assess him," Wenger confirmed. "But I am not sure when he will come back."


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