Arsenal's two Emmanuels - Adebayor and Eboue - face fitness tests ahead of the trip to Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The Togolese striker got a bang on his knee in the Carling Cup Semi-Final second leg against Tottenham on Wednesday. The Ivorian right back has been sidelined with an ankle problem since the first leg a week earlier.

The only downside to that stirring derby victory at Emirates Stadium was the knee problem picked up by Abou Diaby. Remember the young French midfielder is just back from nine months out with a broken ankle. He will definitely miss Middlesbrough meanwhile William Gallas (thigh), Freddie Ljungberg (hamstring), Alex Hleb (hamstring) and Julio Baptista (groin) are all still injured.

"Adebayor has been touched at his knee," said Wenger in an exclusive interview with Arsenal TV Online on Thursday. "We will see how he reacts later. Eboue had a test this morning and will have one tomorrow morning. We'll make a decision after training then.

"But Diaby is out with a knee problem, twisted ligaments. He has a scan later today.

"There are still plenty of players out - Baptista, Ljungberg, Hleb, Gallas. They are not long-term now but they are out for the weekend game."

Arsenal TV Online subscribers can see the full video interview on Friday. In it Wenger reflects on the Semi-Final, Denilson's sparkling form, how he was discovered, Jeremie Aliadiere's goal, his side for the Final, Middlesbrough's goal-scoring form, Gareth Southgate and the effect of reaching the Uefa Cup Final last season.



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