By Nick Teale
Nicklas Bendtner will miss the start of the Premier League season, according to Arsène Wenger.
There is better news regarding Denilson and Abou Diaby, who should both be fit for the Legia Warsaw game on August 7. However, Wenger is concerned that Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie may not be ready in time for the new campaign.
"Bendtner will not be available for the start of the season," said the manager after Tuesday's win in Neusiedl. "We don't know [how bad it is].
"Denilson should be [fit] - maybe not for the Emirates Cup but for the Warsaw game and Diaby as well.

"Fabregas and Van Persie are due to come back on August 5 and from then on we will see how much build-up work is needed physically and as well how they have recovered mentally from the World Cup."
"They might be short for the first game [of the season] but I don't know, that will depend on the fitness work they have done during the holiday."

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28 Jul 2010