Please note that I will have a full match report of Arsenal vs Aston Villa in tomorrow’s post.
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Arsenal completed a brilliant 3-0 victory over Aston Villa* on Sunday afternoon as Cesc Fabregas emerged from the bench to score the opening two goals.
Unfortunately in the 50-yard dash to finish off the second goal he aggravated the hamstring injury that prevented him from starting the match, leaving Arsene Wenger and the rest of the club with an anxious wait to see the extent of his problem.
The official word from the manager is that the extent of Cesc’s injury is still very much up in the air:
“We don’t know yet whether it is a recurrence of the pull or whether it is just scar tissue. We will know more about it tomorrow [Monday]. If it is scar tissue it is a few days, if it is a recurrence of the pulled hamstring it is three weeks.”
My gut feeling is that it was only a tweak and he’ll be back soon enough. Despite clearly feeling some pain he appeared to be moving fairly in the time between the goal and his substitution which suggests it is not a big problem. You don’t need me to tell you that I’m not a doctor, however.
Let’s hope for good news later today. You’ll hear it as soon as I do.
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