Alex Hleb is unlikely to figure at Newcastle on Wednesday.
 
The Arsenal midfielder limped off during the 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Saturday with an Achilles problem. He had only just returned from a hamstring injury and, in addition, that flared up again on the night.
 
"He had a kick on his Achilles," said Wenger. "He had a hamstring problem before but we decided to play him. He had a little recurrence and I am not sure he will be available for Newcastle on Wednesday night."
 
Arsenal's treatment table is starting to become crowded. Robin van Persie (knee) has been absent since October while Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) and Abou Diaby (back) sat out the game at Villa Park. Gael Clichy and Alex Hleb only played after fitness tests on the morning of the game.
 
"My worry at the moment is that we lose players in every game," said Wenger. "I hope we'll get them back soon."

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