Diop hamstring blow for Pompey

Portsmouth travel to Arsenal on Saturday without Papa Bouba Diop, who faces three to six weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Last Updated: 21/08/09 at 14:09

Diop: Helped off at Birmingham

Diop: Helped off at Birmingham

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The Senegalese international is set to undergo a scan to confirm the extent of the problem, but he will definitely sit out the clash at Emirates Stadium.

Manager Paul Hart remains without Herman Hreidarsson and Steve Finnan, who are also suffering with hamstring problems and are at least two weeks away from returning.

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