Abou Diaby's glass legs have let him down again, with the news that he hasn't been able to shrug off the calf injury that saw him limp off the pitch against Roma in midweek.
You've got to feel for Diaby, as he's just one of those players who never seems to go a month without pulling, ripping, straining or breaking something. He didn't feature at all in the first two months of this season and of the 21 games he's been involved in this campaign, he has started 15 and come off the bench six times. And of the 15 starts, only against Stoke, Aston Villa, Plymouth, Hull and Everton did he make it to the final whistle without being subbed.
I like Diaby, but in the three years he's been at the club his best run in the first 11 has been four consecutive starts, mostly because of niggling injuries and, of course, an eight spell on the sidelines having been the victim of a two-footed lunge by Sunderland's Dan Smith which broke and dislocated his ankle.
With any luck he'll one day emerge fully functioning from the physio's room and actually command a place in the centre of the Arsenal midfield for a prolonged run in the team, so we can see just what he's capable of...
Also on the sidelines tomorrow will be the usual suspects - Tomas Rosicky, Eduardo, Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott, Emmanuel Adebayor and Mikael Silvestre, although it sounds like Theo, Eduardo and Ade-cool could all be back in the reckoning within 10 days or so.
One good piece of news is that it looks as if William Gallas - who had been in fantastic form lately - has shaken off an ankle knock. And our pocket-sized playmaker Andrey Arshavin should also figure tomorrow, having been forced to watch from the stands for the Champions League clash on Tuesday.
So with Fulham frustrating us so well earlier this season, it's time for revenge tomorrow and I'm hoping we'll see a very attack-minded side start against the Cottagers.
Share your thoughts here on who Arsene Wenger should pick to face our west London rivals, but for the record, here's who I'd go with:
Sagna Gallas Toure Clichy
Arshavin Denilson Ramsey Nasri
van Persie Vela