Arsene Wenger confirms Jack Wilshere latest injury setback
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has to deal with another setback in his last ditch effort to win back the trust of Arsenal fans and grab a Champions League spot for next season. Arsenal’s coveted star Jack Wilshere’s return from injury has been delayed on medical advice.
Arsene Wenger has admitted it is “very difficult” to clearly point out when the English midfielder will report back for duty. The French boss was confident about Jack Wilshere returning to action against Reading this Saturday.
Arsenal’s medical staff has ordered Jack Wilshere to rest after they found inflammation in his ankle following a routine scan. The 21-year-old’s injury record has been far from impressive, which is why Arsene Wenger has been advised to be cautious about his return to action.
Arsene Wenger believes Jack Wilshere will now return for duty in mid-April.
“Honestly, is very difficult to say [when he will be back] - maybe in two weeks,” Arsene Wenger said. “It is an inflammation of his bone, and we have such history with him so we are a bit more cautious.
“We have deferred his rehab by one week. We gave him one more week rest because it was wise medically to do it.
“We will rest him when it is needed. He knows he has to take care of his future. He is a very young player, he accepts it.”
Jack Wilshere’s earlier ankle injury kept him sidelined for nearly 17 months. Arsene Wenger made several possible return dates for Jack Wilshere, but the young midfielder suffered a several setbacks in his recovery before finally returning to action.
Arsene Wenger believes the latest return date for Jack Wilshere should give the midfielder enough time to fully heal from his injury.
“He doesn't need any special treatment,” Arsene Wenger added. “You just have to be cautious with the inflammations of his ankle at times. He has been out for 17 months, so he wants to play. I understand that.
“If he is selected [to play for England this summer], he will go. It depends what kind of shape he will be in. If he has no problems, why not?”