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Van Persie and Fabregas boost Arsenal with Rovers return

Arsenal are optimistic that striker Robin van Persie, captain Cesc Fabregas and winger Theo Walcott could all be fit to face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, a game the club must win if they are to sustain the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester United.

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Arsenal need leaders at back, admits Wenger

Arsene Wenger has admitted that his players need to improve their communication if they are to stay in contention for trophies. Arsenal conceded a late goal on Wednesday night, costing them a win at Wigan Athletic, and Wenger suggested in the aftermath that his defenders are negligent in organising themselves and reluctant to communicate with each other.