By Richard Clarke

Denilson is a doubt for the trip to Wigan on Sunday.

Speaking to TV Online on Thursday, Arsène Wenger also re-iterated the news from the night before. That Thomas Vermaelen is likely to miss the rest of the season with the calf problem he picked up in the defeat at Tottenham. The manager was also hopeful Robin van Persie was OK after his late cameo at White Hart Lane.

"We have to assess Denilson a little bit," said Wenger. "He has a tight groin. I don't think we lost anyone else from last night [apart from Vermaelen]. I have no more news about him today. But it looks like three weeks and that means the season is over for him."

There was better news about Van Persie.

"He came back very well," said Wenger. "We have to check him today and we see how he responds to that. It was a massive gamble as he had not played. But we'll see how he is and hopefully he'll get a few games now."

Subscribers will be able to see the full interview on Friday when Wenger talks about:

  • fighting to finish in the title race
  • the standards he expects from now
  • his message for the supporters
  • the other Premier League issues he has to consider
  • the outside analysis his side will face
  • his early, early thoughts about summer transfers
  • Wigan boss Roberto Martinez
  • the season of Hugo Rodellega
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