Jack Wilshere missed our Community Shield victory against Chelsea after sustaining yet another ankle injury, but Arsene Wenger revealed that the problem was a minor one.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 2, 2015
Wilshere had enjoyed a successful pre-season and his latest knock, rather naturally, gave the nation a scare with a major international tournament looming large following the culmination of the domestic campaign.
However, Wenger allayed fears and stated that Wilshere’s injury wasn’t a serious one and that the prognosis is a question of days as opposed to a matter of weeks.
The 23-year-old desperately needs an injury-free season in order for him to reach his potential.
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“I don’t know how long he will not be available for. It’s a matter of days,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.
Aaron Ramsey partnered Francis Coquelin at the heart of the midfield and the two battled well against Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic.
Wilshere has been predominantly deployed on the flanks during pre-season which suggests that the boss may not see him as a central option this season.
Our academy graduate broke into the side playing from the right-wing and his natural burst allows him to become a significant threat from that position.
We’re glad he’ll be fully fit soon, as it’s a huge season for both player and club.