Tomas Rosicky and Emmanuel Eboue have been ruled out of Sunday's trip to Blackburn.

Arsène Wenger told Arsenal TV Online on Thursday that the Ivorian defender was struggling with an ankle problem picked up at Sparta Prague on Wednesday. At his usual Friday press conference, the Arsenal manager added the Czech midfielder to his injured list.

"Eboue is out for Sunday and now Tomas is out with a knock on his knee," said Wenger. "We had a few knocks on Wednesday, some have recovered and some have not."

Elsewhere there is better news about two injured strikers.

"Eduardo might be back," said Wenger. "I'm not sure if he will start because he has not done a lot yet. He had a little session today, but that was the first time with the team. He will have a test tomorrow morning and then I will decide. At the moment I am tempted to say no but he will be in the squad. If he is ok physically that means there's no big pain in the ankle, but I will see. He is a brave player."

The manager added that Emmanuel Adebayor (groin) was likely to be fit for next Saturday's game with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.

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17 Aug 2007