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Midfield trio miss Arsenal's decider with Milan

Published: Monday 5 March 2012, 14.38CET
Yossi Benayoun, Abou Diaby and Mikel Arteta have all been ruled out of Arsenal FC's home tie against AC Milan on Tuesday, with the English side looking to retrieve a 4-0 deficit.
Midfield trio miss Arsenal's decider with Milan
Mikel Arteta suffered concussion at Anfield on Saturday ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 5 March 2012, 14.38CET

Midfield trio miss Arsenal's decider with Milan

Yossi Benayoun, Abou Diaby and Mikel Arteta have all been ruled out of Arsenal FC's home tie against AC Milan on Tuesday, with the English side looking to retrieve a 4-0 deficit.

Yossi Benayoun, Abou Diaby and Mikel Arteta will all miss Arsenal FC's UEFA Champions League round of 16 decider against AC Milan as Arsène Wenger's side look to cancel out a 4-0 first-leg deficit.

Benayoun and Diaby picked up minor hamstring injuries in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League victory at Liverpool FC, while Arteta suffered a blow to the head in the same game. The Spanish midfielder was taken to hospital with concussion and will be rested for a week. "It must have looked very serious to everyone as I left the pitch on a stretcher, but I'm pleased to say I'm fine now and hope to be back on the pitch very soon," he said.

A fourth midfielder, Tomáš Rosický, faces a late fitness test but full-back Kieran Gibbs is likely to be available despite receiving a knock at Anfield.

Last updated: 05/03/12 20.50CET

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