By Richard Clarke

Arsenal are awaiting news on the hamstring injury suffered by Cesc Fabregas on Saturday.

The Spanish midfielder hurt himself during the first half of the game against Portsmouth at Emirates Stadium and was substituted at the break.

Afterwards Arsène Wenger believed Fabregas would miss Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Celtic and, at worst, suggested he could be sidelined for three weeks. However the player was not so sure.

“He has a hamstring problem,” said the manager. “I think he will be short for Wednesday, certainly.

“He is not definitely out, he thinks it is not [too bad]. If it is a little pull he will be out for three weeks, if it is just tightness maybe he can get away for Wednesday. But we will see. In 48 hours we will have a better view.” will have the latest on the injury to Fabregas on Tuesday.

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24 Aug 2009