on Diaby’s progress...
It is very good news. He's coming back in full training now so he is 10 days away to be competitive to play. All being well he should be available for the Carling Cup or the game before.

on Vermaelen…
He's two weeks away. He is running out on the pitches. He looks alright but we have to respect the progression, you still have to give him two to three weeks to be competitive again.

on Rosicky who picked an injury on international duty…
He's alright, he had a little groin [problem]. He had an adjusted training session today but should be back in full training tomorrow. He will be OK for the weekend.

on other team news…
The uncertainty was Koscielny because he had not played and was away on international duty. He looks alright, he is back. Djourou is back as well.

on Fabianski…
Yes he had a little groin problem but he will be available for Sunday. Basically we have Diaby, Vermaelen, Sagna and Wilshere out – the players who have had surgery - everybody else is available.

on Sagna…
He is down of course because when you are used so much to playing every three days and suddenly you are at home without any movement it is very difficult to take. You have to adjust. He is strong mentally so he will get over that.

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