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Arsenal round-up: Wenger on Wiltshire replacing Fabregas, hero to Huddersfield, and Shakhtar previews

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2 November 2010

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A digest of some of the stories making Arsenal headlines today

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Arsene Wenger is ready to let Jack Wilshere fill the boots of Cesc Fabregas. In the immediate term, he’s talking about Arsenal’s Champions League game with Shakhtar Donetsk (Fabregas misses tomorrow’s game), but with Fabregas recently pining to be a goner Gooner, it’s good that Wenger thinks he already has a replacement on board. As he tells the Arsenal website today: “When Fabregas is not there you have to share a little bit the decisive passing . . . We have many creative players who can create good passes and that’s what I count on. Wilshere is not scared to take the ball so he will have a part of it to do.”

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Arsenal’s Carling Cup quarter-final date has been confirmed: they will play Wigan at the Emirates on Tuesday 30 November, kick-off 7.45pm.

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Huddersfield have signed Arsenal’s junior striker, Benik Afobe, 17, on loan for a month, something that’s certainly creating excitement in . . . erm . . . Huddersfield.

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Previews of the Shakhtar game (or related fodder) include this on ESPN with Mircea Lucescu saying the real Shakhtar are about to stand up, this on the BBC confirming Fabregas being out with a strain, and this New York Times blog bemoaning too many players missing too many games.

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