By Matt Fortune
Arsène Wenger may draft Mikael Silvestre and Alex Song into his squad for the weekend trip to Fulham.
The recent acquisition from Manchester United could be involved, although the manager was wary of a slight injury, while Alex Song is definitely included after his Olympic exploits with Cameroon ended at the Quarter-Final stage.
"I am not sure about Silvestre as he has a little muscular problem, but Song is [in the squad]," said Wenger at his pre-match press conference.
Samir Nasri is also likely to be involved despite missing the French victory over Sweden in midweek. Apart from that Wenger's squad is likely to remain the same.
There was also good news on some of those who missed last week's season opener, including Cesc Fabregas.
"Well Cesc is doing very well in training," said Wenger. " He won't be ready for Saturday but has a chance to be ok for Wednesday. We don't want to gamble on him for one game, we have to be patient."
"[Abou] Diaby doesn't look too far away and hopefully there will be good news on [Tomas] Rosicky in the next two weeks."
Eduardo remains some way short of match-fitness. So the full list of those missing reads Philippe Senderos (hamstring), Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Abou Diaby (thigh), Amaury Bischoff (groin), Rosicky (hamstring) plus Eduardo (leg).Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 21 Aug 2008