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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Fabregas feeling ''100%'' and ready for Bolton return

Soccernet staff

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas says his injured hamstring feels ''100%'' and that he should be fit to make his return for the weekend trip to Bolton Wanderers.

Fabregas has missed Arsenal's last three games with a hamstring problem which he aggravated during a stunning cameo against Aston Villa over Christmas, when he came off the bench to score twice.

Initially there were fears he could have missed a month of action, but Fabregas now claims he is ready to make his comeback.

"My hamstring feels 100% now," said Fabregas. "The snow may have disrupted the football, but it hasn't interrupted my rehab."

On Monday, it was confirmed Denilson would also be available for Sunday's trip.

The Brazilian was forced to leave the pitch late on during Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Everton at the weekend and with the 21 year-old having just returned from a back injury there had also been fears of a longer lay-off.

Meanwhile, defender Kieran Gibbs feels he could be back in action sooner rather than later following surgery on a fractured metatarsal.

Gibbs has been out for seven weeks and, while the initial prognosis was three months on the sidelines, he hopes to make a swift return.

"I feel fine at the minute, and have been doing some work in the gym," he told Arsenal TV Online. "Hopefully if the results come back okay, I can get on and really start getting [match] fit again."

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