The 23-year-old Gunners skipper picked up the strain early in the first half of Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Stoke City at Emirates Stadium.
FÃƒÂ bregas told concerned fans he would do everything in his power to try and recover in time for Sunday’s clash in a post on Twitter, but the Arsenal manager confirmed he will definitely sit out the Wembley tie later on Thursday.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is a very small injury but certainly Cesc will be out for Sunday,Ã¢â‚¬Â Wenger told Arsenal’s website. Ã¢â‚¬Å“For how long [beyond that] I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know but definitely for Sunday.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“He is disappointed. We all feel sorry and sad for him. The only way we help him now is to win the Carling Cup as he contributed a lot in this competition.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Wenger admits he does not know whether his captain will be back in time for the return leg of Arsenal’s Champions League tie with Barcelona on 8 March.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is very difficult to give a deadline,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Wenger. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is impossible.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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