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Arsenal to regain key quartet led by Fabregas

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will be one of four players returning from injury for the Gunners this weekend. The Spanish midfielder has not played since he hobbled off late in the Champions League loss to Barcelona on March 8 but is expected to return from his hamstring problem against Blackburn Rovers at the Emirates on Saturday.

Along with Fabregas, Arsene Wenger is set to regain the services of winger Theo Walcott who has been out with an ankle injury, midfielder Abou Diaby (groin) and Alex Song (knee).

Wenger confirmed the foursome would be back whilst Robin van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner and Aaron Ramsey would all have fitness tests.

"[Fabregas, Song, Walcott and Diaby] will all be available," said the manager. "I have not decided if they will start the game yet but they will all be available.

"Van Persie has a good chance too. He has a final assessment tomorrow but we believe he will be fit. It is a bruised knee.

"Nicklas Bendtner is in the same situation. He will have a test tomorrow on his ankle and we'll see.

"In fact, we have a few players with tests tomorrow - Ramsey with his groin, Bendtner with his ankle, Van Persie with his knee. I will make a decision after training in the morning.

"We just have Denilson out. It is short-term. We have one or two players with question marks but all the other players will be available."

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