Arsene Wenger provides Jack Wilshere injury update

The midfielder is currently out of action but Wenger has denied reports he has suffered another set back.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied reports that Jack Wilshere has suffered a set back in his return from injury, reports Talksport.

The midfielder has been absent for all of this season so far, having suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibula at the end of the Gunners’ pre-season games.

He is stepping up his rehabilitation process from that injury, but reports this week suggested he had suffered a further set back in that recovery and could miss the rest of the season.

That would have put his chances of making England’s squad for Euro 2016 in serious doubt, but Wenger has now rubbished those reports, saying Wilshere could return in the next month.

“Wilshere has not suffered a setback – that is wrong information,” Talksport reports him saying.

“He is looking good and I have spoken to Roy Hodgson about him, to reassure him he’s progressing well.”

“I am cautious, but we can say he might be playing in four weeks.”

Despite suggesting Wilshere may return in as little as a month, the Gunners are certain not to risk him before then.

They have no need to rush him back before then, with their injury crisis now coming to an end and the signing of Mohamed Elneny also having given manager Arsene Wenger further options.

That is sure to be the best for Wilshere, with his disastrous injury record in recent seasons suggesting a slow return is best for both parties.

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