By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger is waiting on the fitness of Alex Hleb before naming his squad for the short trip to West Ham on Saturday.
The manager has already ruled out Tomas Rosicky (hamstring), William Gallas (groin), Jens Lehmann (elbow) and Alex Song (calf) so the only question mark surrounds the knee of the Belarus midfielder.
"We'll have to assess the situation of Alex Hleb." Wenger told Arsenal TV Online on Thursday. "We'll look at that on Friday morning. But we lost Alex Song with a calf problem on Tuesday night."
In addition, none of the three already-injured players are likely to return before the midweek trip to Steaua Bucharest.
"William Gallas is maybe a week or 10 days away," said Wenger. "But I would not like to set a time on it really. As for Rosicky you can probably fix the date for Sunderland [next Sunday]. Jens Lehmann will be another week."
Arsenal TV Online subscribers will be able to see the full interview on Friday morning. In it, Arsène Wenger talks about the Carling Cup victory, late goals, the contributions of Bendtner, Song, Diarra and Fabianski, being clear at the top of the table, the other contenders, West Ham, Freddie Ljungberg, Dean Ashton and coping with difficult months in October/November.

Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source
Richard Clarke 27 Sep 2007