We've got the measure of Milan, maintains Fabregas

Sam Wallace
Friday 22 February 2008 01:00

They may have been dealt a lesson by one of European football's grand masters of defence but Cesc Fabregas said that Arsenal can still turn around their Champions League tie with Milan in 11 days' time. The midfielder said that his side had seen enough of the Italian side in their 0-0 draw to know that they could cope with the defending champions at San Siro.

Fabregas said: "We can definitely go there [Milan] and do it. We are a positive side, we are young but having seen what we have seen we can cope with their players, with their experience and we can create chances."

Wenger is hopeful that the calf injury to Kolo Touré will not rule the defender out for as long as four weeks as had first been thought. In the meantime there are injury doubts over Emmanuel Adebayor and Alexander Hleb before tomorrow's Premier League game against Birmingham City for which Emmanuel Eboué is suspended. The injured Robin van Persie could yet be in contention for the second leg against Milan on 4 March.

Milan's Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf said that Arsenal deserved to win on Wednesday. "They most probably deserved something more, looking at the chances they had. You need a little bit of luck in games and we were lucky to get away with some good chances that they had."

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