By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger will wait until Tuesday morning before deciding if Cesc Fabregas is going to start at Braga.
The Arsenal captain is still not completely clear of the hamstring injury that kept him out for more than a month recently. Fabregas had a fine first half on Saturday against Tottenham but was a more peripheral figure after the interval. Wenger will consult with all parties before reaching a conclusion.
“I don't know whether he will be on the bench,” said the manager. “I will have a medical meeting in the morning and I will speak with the player as well.”
It was a handball from Fabregas that gave Tottenham the opportunity of a second goal in the North London derby. Rafael van der Vaart fired a free-kick into the wall and the Spaniard raised his arm above his head to repel the ball.
“He’s as intelligent as you and me and he understands you can’t do that,” said Wenger. “It was a reflex and a bad one so I hope that this will cure this reflex forever.”Copyright 2017 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