Now Cesc is crocked...

As if drawing at poxy Burnley isn’t bad enough, we learn in this morning’s papers that Cesc Fabregas has joined the long, long list of our walking wounded with a hamstring problem he picked up in the 1-1 game at Turf Moor last night.
The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal’s injury crisis deepened Cesc Fabregas limped off after scoring our goal early on and is unlikely to feature against Hull on Saturday.
The paper reports AW saying: ‘He is injured, for how long I don’t know. It depends what you call serious? It’s a hamstring. He will not play on Saturday.’
Fabregas’s absence will be a huge blow in the light of problems that have already afflicted the London club during their up and down season, adds the Mail.
He adds his thoughts on Wolves playing a reserv side that lost 3-0 to Manchester United saying:  ‘It’s sad but what can I do about that? I’m responsible for Arsenal. This just means we’ll compete with Man United over 37 games instead of 38.
‘I believe it’s a problem for the international credibility of the Premier League for sure but it’s not my problem, it’s a Premier League problem.’
Arsenal are now five points behind United and eight behind leaders Chelsea. The paper adds that Wenger is also angry that Saturday’s opponents Hull did not play in midweek. They were due to play Everton, who play in the Europa League on Thursday.
AW tells the Times: “The guy who organises the fixtures must have gone to a very special school as he’s clearly more intelligent than me. What is for sure is that he has never played football.
“They organised midweek games in a week when there were Europa League games. Next week is a free week. We play Sunday and Wednesday away and then Saturday. How can you organise some fixtures when some teams play more than others? For me it’s difficult to understand, but maybe they have a different logic.”
He may be injured but the speuclation continues over Fab’s future at the Arsenal and this morning’s Sun claims Barcelona president Joan Laporta will ‘fight’ to land him next summer.
The Champions League kings plan a £40million raid for the Arsenal and Spain midfielder – and Laporta is determined to capture the ex-Barca youth team star, claims the paper.
He declared: “Cesc Fabregas is desired by us for many reasons. Barcelona have decided to fight for the kid for next season.The money? This will be decided at the end of March to prepare the way for a deal.
“Cesc is such a big player. Our intention is to convince the Londoners about the sale. It won’t be easy but we have good relations with the Gunners.” Barca aim to tempt Arsenal with a straight £40m cash bid by raising money from sponsors, adds the paper.

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