Inter to wait on Vieri
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Vieri missed Sunday's 1-0 win at Siena with the ankle injury he picked up on international duty last week.
Cuper admitted that the injury is improving, but insisted that he will take no risks on the tall hit-man for the trip to Highbury.
"It improves. Tomorrow we will have the clearer ideas," said Cuper.
"On Monday we will know something more. I'm not confident in his presence at Highbury.
"He wants to play but if he isn't at 80 percent of his fitness condition he won't be there."
Inter are also sweating over the fitness of Emre and Andy van der Meyde.
Turkish ace Emre picked up a right leg injury against Siena, while Dutch flyer van der Meyde suffered a sprain.
Inter's medical staff are set to run tests on the duo on Monday, before making a decision on their availability for the clash with Arsenal.
Cuper also admitted his side were forced to fight for the win over Serie A new boys Siena
"We had to struggle as it has been a difficult match, especially in the midfield where we hadn't any spaces," added Cuper.
"It's true we suffered in the last 15 minutes. Let's say we resisted in a good way. The problem has been we haven't been pushing up in the defence and this has been our mistake.
"We played with the defence too close to our penalty area, and this gave us troubles."
Siena coach Giuseppe Papadopulo felt his side did not deserve to lose the game as they outplayed Inter for much of the game.
"The result penalises us. It's clear we played with Inter and it wasn't easy. We played with big qualities and we are a little bitter," said Papadopulo.