Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Cesc Fabregas' hamstring injury will not sideline him for long.
Traore may be back to face Aston Villa
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Cesc Fabregas' hamstring injury will not sideline him for a lengthy period.
Fabregas picked up the injury in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Burnley in midweek and was forced to limp off at Turf Moor.
The Spaniard has been ruled out of Saturday's home clash with Hull City, but Wenger is hopeful of having his captain back for the busy Christmas period.
"Cesc had a scan today," Wenger told the club's official website
. "We have not had the result yet.
"The only thing that is sure is that he will not play on Saturday.
"Beyond that, it all depends on the scan. Is it a tightness that just presents a small risk on Saturday or is it a slight strain - grade one or two? We'll know that later.
"If it is a tear it is a small one and the maximum would be 10 days. So it is not long-term."
Denilson could replace Fabregas against Hull after recovering from a back problem which forced him to miss the draw with Burnley.
"Denilson is back and available for Saturday," added Wenger. "But Bendtner, Rosicky, Clichy and Traore will all be too short. The first back should be Traore, maybe for Aston Villa."