Champions League: Arsenal fall to Shakhtar Donetsk

The Gunners made a disappointing game and were too confident to see how dangerous Shakhtar Donetsk could be. The Ukranian squad beat Arsenal 2-1 with goals by Chygrynskiy (28') and Eduardo (45'). Theo Walcott netted the only goal of the London team.

As we know, Cesc Fabregas was not fit for this game, and the team seems to have no alternatives in some key positions.

Coach Arsene Wenger expressed his disappointment after the match: "Shakhtar Donetsk punished us and gave us a tough lesson, never underestimate a rival".


Cesc to miss game against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine

The Gunners' captain is important for Wenger, that's why Cesc is not traveling to Ukraine with the rest of the team, therefore he will miss the Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

As we know, Fabregas is still recovering from a hamstring problem, and his coach does not want to take any risks with Cesc physical condition.

"Fabregas has a good chance to play against Newcastle on the weekend, but tomorrow night is too risky" expressed Arsene Wenger. "Our captain has no real strain, just a bit of pain. But since he has had difficult injuries before, we don't want to take any risk."


Cesc's Arsenal crushed Silva's City

It was a promising match between two of the favorite teams in the Premier League. And it was an opportunity for Manchester City to remain close to leader Chelsea, but Arsenal was just too effective to let them even gain one point. In the end, the Gunners, with Cesc on the field, destroyed City 3-0.

Arsenal goals were scored by Nasri, Song and Bendtner. The game was not tough at all for Wenger's side, who controlled the ball most of the time.

In fact, Dedryck Boyata's red card in the first five minutes of the game was the key to understand this disappointing performance of City. And after all, they got lucky when Cesc Fabregas missed a penalty shot that could have been another goal for the Gunners.


Euro 2012: Spain to face Scotland without Cesc Fabregas

According to Iker Casillas, everybody wants to beat the World Champions, and that's true. Spain will battle Scotland today for a place in the Euro 2012, and the "Red Fury" will not have an easy match. Del Bosque will have almost all his main footballers, such as David Villa, Iniesta or Xavi Alonso. But Cesc Fabregas could not make it for this game.

The clash will take place at the Hampdenpark Stadium, and the referee will be Massimo Busacca. Del Bosque's side are clear favorites but Scotland has some important players like Fletcher and Miller. However, it's not an easy job for coach Levein to get the three points.

The latest medical reports say that Fabregas is almost completely recovered, but he is still at London and will follow the game on TV, as his coach decided not to risk his leg.


Cesc broke a bone in match against Barcelona, could be out of World Cup

Fabregas had just scored against Barcelona in their last game for the Champions League. Suddenly, he grabbed his right leg, and the pain in his face left us with no doubts. "I think I will miss the rest of this season" he said after the game. Arsenal doctors comfirmed that Cesc has a small fibula fracture, which could keep him out for about six weeks.

Arsene Wenger was aware of the situation at the end of the game with Barcelona. "I think it's the end of the season for him. It's sad because he is our top scorer and the captain too, but I think he will be present at the World Cup."

If everything goes ok for him, he will be recovered in May, days after the end of the Premier League. Only if his team reach the final of the Champions League, he would have a chance to play for Arsenal again this season.

Spain is concerned about him as well. Even though the World Cup begins in June 11, Cesc is way too important to even think about playing it without him. We all hope he can be back on time.


Cesc will play against Barcelona

After many rumours that assured that the Arsenal Captain was out of the match due to an injury, Cesc Fabregas talked to friends and family and wiped out all doubts: he will play.

Fabregas suffered a tough foul against Birmingham. Many friends and relatives called him, shocked by the crude images on TV. Even Arsen Wenger was concerned about it.

But both Cesc and Arsenal doctors have said that the talented midfielder is 100% ready to play this important Champions League clash.


Arsenal vs. Barcelona: Cesc says they can eliminate Messi from the Champions League

Arsenal's destiny in 2010 Champions League includes facing the powerful Barcelona, current kings of Europe. But Cesc Fabregas is confident in their chances of winning this duel.

"Many people think we have no chances of winning it. Many people thought we could not reach the fourth spot of the Premier League. But I say that if I don't believe I can achieve something, I wouldn't play football" Fabregas said.

He also mention that they are not scared by the tremendous level of Lionel Messi, who have scored three hat-tricks in one month.


Cesc to return against West Ham

The talented Francesc Fabregas has been out since March 6, but good news arrived at the Emirates Stadium: he will be back for the clash against West Ham United on Saturday.

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger told the press that "Fabregas and Tomas Rosicky have a final test tomorrow morning. They should be available for our game against West Ham."

The Spanish midfielder will undergo a final fitness test tomorrow morning, however, William Gallas - another injured star - is unlikely to join him on Saturday's match.

Rumours in the last days assured that Juventus is after Cesc, but he claims to be focused only in his recovery and in Arsenal's campaign this season of the Premier League.