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Arsenal lose strike-pair for Liverpool clash

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger isn't optimistic over Robin van Persie's availability for their next game against Liverpool.

"If you ask for my gut feeling right now I would say no, Robin won't play. At the moment it is 80 per cent no and 20 per cent yes," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online.

"But he has a scan this afternoon and he is better today than he was last night.

"That is positive for a muscle problem. But we'll know much more about it on Friday morning."

Wenger added: "We also have (Emmanuel) Adebayor who has a little ankle problem. We'll see how he is tomorrow. I hope he'll be okay. But the time is so short between the games it is very difficult to make a decision the morning after a game.

"You don't know if it is a bruise or a little twist and the first 24 hours doesn't tell you a lot about that."

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