Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has conceded that Cesc Fabregas has virtually no chance of playing against Hull City on Saturday evening.
The talented midfielder missed Tuesday's emphatic 5-0 Champions League victory against FC Porto after picking up a hamstring strain during the weekend win over Burnley.
Wenger says the Spain international has only a slim chance of featuring at the KC Stadium but is more than happy to start with Tomas Rosicky in his place.
"Cesc's chances of playing are 0.5 per cent - that means unless a miracle happens, he will not play," said Wenger. "At the moment, Cesc is out of Saturday's game.
"We have a little doubt about Rosicky (groin), but we will check that on Friday morning. Nobody else is back, but we will lose (Alex) Song, because he is suspended."