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Injury boost for Arsenal

March 31, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal could see the return of Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Theo Walcott and Abou Diaby for Saturday's game at home to Blackburn.

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Van Persie injury relief

Arsenal have suffered in the absence of several key players in recent months, with the club exiting three cup competitions and drawing their recent Premier League games against Sunderland and West Brom.

However, Wenger believes that Fabregas, Song, Walcott and Diaby will all be able to take part in the game.

"They will all be available," he said on Thursday. "I have not decided if they will start the game yet but they will all be available."

Robin van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner and Aaron Ramsey have all suffered problems while on international duty, but Wenger is hopeful they will be fit for Saturday.

"Van Persie has a good chance," he said. "He has a final assessment tomorrow but we believe he will be fit. It is a bruised knee.

"Nicklas Bendtner is in the same situation. He will have a test tomorrow on his ankle and we'll see. In fact, we have a few players with tests tomorrow - Ramsey with his groin, Bendtner with his ankle, Van Persie with his knee. I will make a decision after training in the morning.

"We just have Denilson out. It is short-term. We have one or two players with question marks but all the other players will be available."

Thomas Vermaelen, Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny all remain sidelined.