Arsène Wenger could be without as many as six players for the Premier League game with Derby County at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Four were certain to be sidelined. Jens Lehmann (elbow), Emmanuel Eboue (ankle) and William Gallas (groin) have been absent for some time. Last night, Arsenal lost Tomas Rosicky to a hamstring injury just after half-time in the 3-0 win over Sevilla.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online on Thursday, Wenger potentially added two more to that list. He described Philippe Senderos (hip) as "a doubt" and Alex Hleb (knee) as "a major doubt".
"We have a few knocks and bruises," said the manager. "Of course Tomas Rosicky is now added to Lehmann, Eboue and Gallas. He is definitely out.
"Hleb is a major doubt because of a kick on his knee. He has liquid on it today so we'll see how it goes down. Senderos is a doubt with a hip problem. We don't know how bad that is. We'll see how it responds to treatment on Friday morning. I could not give you a percentage chance on their fitness at this stage.
"I will rotate a little bit to bring in some fresh players. Who, I don't know yet because that depends on whether Hleb and Senderos will be available." with have further injury news on Friday afternoon.
Arsenal TV Online subscribers will be able to see the full interview on Friday. In it, the manager discusses the win over Sevilla, holding down the hype, the attention given to Cesc Fabregas, the departure of Jose Mourinho, his success at Chelsea, Avram Grant's connection with Arsenal, Derby's Premiership credentials and Billy Davies.

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20 Sep 2007