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28 March 2013

Wilshere and Walcott out

Arsenal are set to be without two of their star players this Saturday - as Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are struggling with injuries.

Midfielder Wilshere is suffering with an ankle injury and won't be involved this weekend, while Arsene Wenger says that Saturday's game has come too soon for Walcott - who is recovering from a slight groin problem.

Speaking to Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said, "Jack is still out and Theo is still out because he has a little groin problem. For this weekend he will be short. He is progressing very well but will not be involved on Saturday.

"It is one week, basically the next game, for Theo. Jack will start to run again outside next week but it might make two weeks for him – on Monday next week he will have been out for four weeks."

Wenger confirmed that Lukas Podolski and Bacary Sagna will be available for selection, but is unsure on the fitness of Kieran Gibbs. Abou Diaby is ruled out for nine months.

"We have a little problem with Diaby but I cannot tell you more," Wenger added. "But he is out for the weekend. Gibbs is sick and in bed. I don't know if he'll be involved or not. At the moment we don't know. We haven't seen him in the last three days."

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