Song faces late fitness test for Hull trip

15 January 2009 12:56
By Richard Clarke Alex Song could return to the Arsenal squad for the trip to Hull on Saturday The midfielder faces a late fitness test on the thigh problem that has kept him out since the 2-2 draw at Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Apart from that, Arsène Wenger will have no-one returning and no-one out from the squad used against Bolton last Saturday.“We could have Song back available,” he told Arsenal TV Online on Thursday. “We have a test on him tomorrow. Apart from that no-one is back.”That means William Gallas (hamstring), Mikael Silvestre (thigh), Theo Walcott (shoulder), Cesc Fabregas (knee) and Tomas Rosicky (hamstring tendon) will all be missing. Of course, Eduardo is now fit but Wenger stressed he will not be used in the first-team just yet. “Eduardo has had only 45 minutes in the Reserves until now so he needs to play games,” said the manager. “He will play certainly in the Reserves again next week.”Arsenal TV Online subscribers can see the full interview on Friday morning. In it Wenger talks about: Transfer targets The Kaka saga Beating Bolton narrowly on Saturday Having 77 per cent of possession Playing Samir Nasri through the centre Introducing Carlos Vela from the bench Hull’s drop off in form Changing their formation Man United moving into second place

Source: Arsenal