Wenger offers update on Wilshere injury after midfielder limps off vs Chelsea

By on January 10, 2018

Arsene Wenger has offered a positive update on Jack Wilshere after the midfielder limped off during our 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Wilshere started his eighth game out of our last nine fixtures in all competitions as he captained the side out for the first leg of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final against the Blues.

The 26-year-old enjoyed an excellent first half as he was our best player with Wilshere running the show in the middle of the park in west London.

However, Jack went down clutching his ankle early in the second half after the ball struck him on the end of his foot as he jumped to block a cross.

He tried to continue after receiving some treatment but it was obvious he was in too much pain so Wilshere was replaced by Mohamed Elneny a few minutes later.

Wenger was quizzed about the injury in his post-match press conference and thankfully he confirmed the injury is to Jack’s good ankle and he doesn’t think it’s too serious.

The initial sign is it’s just a sprain and Wenger feels Wilshere won’t be available for Sunday’s trip to Bournemouth but he’s not sure how long he’ll be out for.

No doubt the injury will be further assessed tomorrow so let’s pray for more good news as it would be devastating to lose Wilshere after he’s worked so hard to get back to full fitness.

Plus, with Aaron Ramsey currently out with a hamstring injury and Santi Cazorla unlikely to play again this season we’d be low on creative options in the middle of the park if Jack was ruled out for any period of time.