Arsenal duo close to comeback
Wenger reveals Nasri and Fabianski will be fit for Birmingham visit
By Giscard Gourizro. Last Updated: October 2, 2009 12:19pm
Nasri: Close to return
Arsene Wenger believes that Lukasz Fabianski and Samir Nasri will return after the upcoming international break.
Nasri has been out ever since breaking his leg in pre-season in July while Fabianski has been ruled out since the start of the season following knee surgery.
The Arsenal manager expects the duo to return to training before the international break and be up and running by the time the Gunners face Birmingham at home on October 17th.
Both players face a tough task in getting back in to the team with Vito Mannone impressing in goal and Tomas Rosicky coming back from injury strongly in midfield.
"Nasri and Fabianski are very close to a return, I think after the international break," Wenger said.
"We will see then, they will join training just before the break. Physically they will be short but once they join the group after the international break they will be fine."