Jack Wilshere is set to miss some big games whilst injured this season.
The Manchester United defender caught Wilshere's ankle in a mistimed tackle which left the player in agony.
The prognosis from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger today was that Wilshere would be out of action until the end of February or the start of March.
He will therefore miss several crucial games.
He will be unavailable for the early kick-off against Southampton on the 3rd December. The England international is also set to miss the trip to Liverpool on the 21st of December and the return trip against Southampton on New Years Day.
An away day at Manchester City in January will also be out of the question for Wilshere while the North London derby at White Hart Lane on the 7th February is also set to be beyond him.
It is estimated that his first game back should be the tie with Everton on the 28th of February at The Emirates Stadium but knowing Wilshere's generally slow recovery times that might be beyond him as well.
On top of that he is set to miss the first leg, at least, of the Champions League last 16 and several rounds of FA Cup action.
Arsenal will hope they do not miss him too much in the upcoming busy period.