Gunners wait on trio
Fabregas, Sagna and Denilson all doubtful
Last Updated: August 17, 2009 7:56pm
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will make late decisions on the fitness of Bacary Sagna, Cesc Fabregas and Denilson ahead of the clash with Celtic.
All three players took part in the magnificent 6-1 victory over Everton on the opening day of the Premier League season.
However, Sagna picked up a knock while Denilson (groin) and Fabregas (hamstring) are also doubtful for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League play-off tie on Tuesday.
"Sagna has a knock and we will make a decision on him tomorrow," said the Arsenal boss.
"We have some uncertainties about Fabregas and Denilson as well."
Midfielder Abou Diaby has recovered from a groin injury but England forward Theo Walcott is still out with a back complaint.
Wenger expects the Gunners to produce another good performance after the confidence-boosting win at Goodison Park.
But he skirted around the suggestion that the Arsenal dressing room appeared to be more unified following the departures of Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City in the summer.
He said: "I never felt there was an issue spirit-wise within the club or the team.
"I felt there was always a good spirit, but it's something difficult to measure. When you are not living everyday in the dressing room then it is difficult to know everything.
"The players have to take care of their attitude and spirit because it's as fragile as the weather in England.
"It's quickly cloudy and it's strange, because when you have no attitude and spirit then you have no results.
"When you have results you have to take care because you can lose it quickly.
"But I believe we have a good strong attitude, a good togetherness and that's something that came out on Saturday."