Just one more quick update before the Fulham game starts, there has been some encouraging news about Cesc Fabregas, who picked up a hamstring injury before the start of the season.
Arsene Wenger said that Fabregas was back in training, and while not ready for todays game against Fulham, could be ready for FC Twente’s visit to the Emirates in mid-week :
“He is doing very well in training.
While he is not likely to be involved on Saturday, he should be ready for the Champions League game on Wednesday night.
You know how important he is on the creative side of our game and you want him to be in the team, but we do not want to face a gamble for just one game and we have to be patient.
“We will have to asses him on Monday or Tuesday to see how big a gamble it will be to start him or not.”
Of course Fabregas’ contribution to Arsenal’s attacking presence cannot be understated, a fully fit Fabregas and the continual improvement of Van Persie are vital to our chances this season.