By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger admits Arsenal miss Alex Song - but no more so than any other player.

Song is suffering from a knee injury and was one of a handful of big names who sat out Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester United.

But Wenger refused to use his absence as an excuse after his team’s FA Cup exit at Old Trafford.

The Cameroon midfielder has not featured since the Carling Cup Final on February 27 and Wenger admits he will not be fit in time for Saturday’s crucial Premier League trip to West Brom.

“I don't think it's down to one player,” said the Arsenal manager.

“We would like Song back and we would like Fabregas back. We have now to cope with Djourou [being] out and he is an outstanding player.

"I don't know [when Song will be fit again]. But certainly not for Saturday."

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