By Giuseppe Muro
Cesc Fabregas has failed to recover from a muscular injury and has not travelled to Germany for the Club’s pre-season training camp.
The midfielder missed the recent tour of Asia with the problem and will not join up with the rest of the squad, who flew out to Cologne on Friday afternoon, Arsène Wenger has confirmed.
Summer signing Gervinho has made the trip and is in line to make his Arsenal debut against FC Cologne on Saturday. There is also a place in the squad for goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who returns from the shoulder injury that kept him out of action at the back end of last season.
“[Fabregas] has not completely recovered from his muscular injury,” Wenger told Arsenal.com on Friday. “It is too early for him, he is not ready.
“Gervinho is with us. Fabianski is back. Eboue is injured and is behind and Bendtner is behind.
“Diaby is out longer term so that is why I do not speak about him. We do not count Diaby for August. He will miss the start of the season for sure.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 22 Jul 2011