Henry out for next two games and could miss FA Cup final

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Arsène Wenger yesterday said that Thierry Henry will miss Arsenal's next two games and may be struggling to recover full fitness in time for the FA Cup final.

Arsène Wenger yesterday said that Thierry Henry will miss Arsenal's next two games and may be struggling to recover full fitness in time for the FA Cup final.

Henry's groin problem has ruled him out of the last two games against Blackburn and Chelsea and he will now also miss Monday's match against Tottenham and next weekend's match at West Bromwich Albion.

Wenger is hopeful that his leading scorer will recover in time to face Manchester United in the FA Cup final on 21 May. However, he will only know for certain when Henry has undergone a further scan on his groin.

"Thierry will certainly be out for the next two games," Wenger said. "He will have another scan and only then will we know how long he will be out but he will not be out for three months.

"His injury is a sign that he has pushed his body too far. I think that he has been over-used by the France national team between the seasons. At some stage, you have to slow down."

Freddie Ljungberg is also still out with a hip injury and requires a "complete medical check" to help his recovery programme.

Sol Campbell has recovered from his ankle injury, but is expected to be on the bench for the game against Spurs at Highbury. "Every day he is getting closer," Wenger said. "But Philippe Senderos has done extremely well and you have to be practical."

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