Lukasz Fabianski suffered a thigh injury in his comeback game against Liverpool on Wednesday night and will be missing for three weeks.

Speaking to TV Online immediately after the game all seemed well with the Polish keeper, who was playing his first match of the season following knee surgery. However, on Thursday lunchtime, Wenger revealed the 24-year-old had picked up a knock. The manager will now leave it until after Friday’s training sessions before deciding whether Vito Mannone or Manuel Almunia plays between the posts for the North London derby. 

“We lost Lukasz Fabianski with a thigh injury,” said the manager. “He will be out for three weeks. Of course it is big disappointment because he has just come back from injury.

 “Also Wilshere (ankle), Walcott (knee), Denilson (back) and Rosicky (knee) will not be back for the game at the weekend. But we did not lose any players from last night.”

Arsenal TV Online subscribers will be able to see the full video interview with the manager on Friday morning. 

  •  Looking ahead to the North London derby 
  • The 4-4 draw last year 
  • Possible absences in the Spurs side 
  • The progress made under Harry Redknapp 
  • His own record in North London derbies and against other sides from the capital 
  • Arsenal’s defensive record this season 
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29 Oct 2009