It had to happen, didn’t it? Walcott out, Fabregas doubtful

Maybe Theo won’t be too badly missed…

Arsenal

Things were going so well. They’d just got the best result in the history of the world ever by beating Barcelona, they are still in with a shout of the Premier League and they’ve got cup final coming up. Bliss.

Then, with all the certainty of Charlie Sheen jumping head-first off the wagon and into a hoard of whores, Arsenal go and get Cesc Fabregas and occasional star performer, Theo Walcott, injured ahead of their most important few weeks for years.

Does this give Birmingham a fighting chance?

The Spoiler had pretty much written off Birmingham for this Sunday’s Carling Cup final. Don’t know why. We love an upset and think the Blues are very tidy team, but there seemed to be a crushing inevitability about the Gunners winning this weekend.

Not so much now.

Anyway, Fabregas is looking unlikely to feature after limping off with a ‘hammy’, but is determined to be fit for Wembley and fancies a bout of self-imposed insomnia will cure him of his ills. He twittered:

“I don’t know if I’ll make Sunday or not, but all I know is that from this moment to Sunday I won’t sleep if it’s necessary. I’ve waited too long to captain a final for Arsenal and I won’t give up till the last second.”

Meanwhile, famous children’s author, Walcott, is definitely out with a sprained ankle. Gutted.

Does this give Birmingham a chance? What would Arsenal fans rather win – the final or the Barca second-leg? Let us know with a cheeky little comment below…

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