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Newcastle v ARSENAL: Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri both out

12 August 2011 10:26
Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri have both been omitted from Arsenal's squad for their Premier League opener against Newcastle amid uncertainty over their futures at the Emirates.

Fabregashas been left out due to a lack of match fitness, according to manager Arsene Wenger, while Nasri is suffering from an illness.

Out: Samir Nasri (right)

Robin van Persie (knee) and Kieran Gibbs (thigh) face fitness tests but Theo Walcott and Thomas Vermaelen return to the squad.

Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Abou Diaby (ankle) are definitely out.

Provisional squad: Szczesny, Fabianski, Sagna, Vermaelen, Djourou, Gibbs, Rosicky, Ramsey, Song, Walcott, Arshavin, Gervinho, Van Persie, Squillaci, Jenkinson, Lansbury, Chamakh, Traore, Frimpong.

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Source: Daily_Mail