By Declan Taylor

Cesc Fabregas’ hamstring injury will keep him out of Saturday’s clash with Manchester United.

The captain was replaced at half-time of last weekend’s 4-1 victory against Portsmouth and missed the Champions League victory over Celtic on Wednesday.

In an interview with Arsenal TV Online yesterday, Arsène Wenger rated Fabregas as “50:50” for the match at Old Trafford. However, at Friday’s pre-match press conference, the manager ruled him out. 

“Fabregas is out and his test was not conclusive this morning,” the manager confirmed. “Therefore he will not travel. 

“Ideally you want him to travel and to play but he would not be 100 per cent.

“Everybody else who played on Wednesday is ok.”

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28 Aug 2009