By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger will wait for news of Cesc Fabregas' injury after watching his captain limp off against Aston Villa on Sunday.

The Spaniard returned to the Arsenal squad on Sunday after a hamstring problem and came off the bench after 56 minutes. Within nine minutes he had curled home a supreme free-kick to give Arsenal the lead and then rounded off a flowing counter-attack nine minutes from time to secure the points.

However, Fabregas sustained an injury while scoring his second goal and limped off moments later. Wenger will hope for the best when his captain's injury is assessed on Monday.

"I believe he is happy we won the game but he is concerned about his hamstring," said the manager.

"We don't know yet whether it is a recurrence of the pull or whether it is just scar tissue. We will know more about it tomorrow [Monday].

"If it is scar tissue it is a few days, if it is a recurrence of the pulled hamstring it is three weeks."

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27 Dec 2009