The news comes as a big blow with Samir Nasri just making his exit from the Emirates, making the upcoming crucial games all that much harder.
Wilshere was earmarked as a possibility in the upcoming clash with Udinese and Manchester United although now reports are suggesting that the young star Englishman could be out for 2-3 weeks.
Arsene Wenger said on the Wilshere’s injury: “He had a setback, it’s a hot spot on the bone of his ankle that if you continue to play can lead to a stress fracture. So we had to stop him. He felt the first sign in the second half of the [England] game against Switzerland [in June]. It was all right during the holidays and then his pain increased when we were on tour in Asia. He had two good tests on Friday and Saturday but he felt it again on Monday morning.
“There is no chance he will be fit for England. Maybe it is a consequence of last season. He was in the red, like I told you which, in fairness, was what nobody wanted to hear. We knew he was in the red in the last two months and we continued to play him because we had no choice. Maybe it is a consequence of the over-use.”
With Samir and Cesc already gone, to lose or next best midfielder for the next three weeks is nothing but more demoralisation for Arsenal fans. With Frimpong now suspended for the Manchester United match, we are now starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel not only in terms of defence, but now in midfield with Henri Lansbury yet another inexperienced player Arsene will probably be forced to use, unless he shores up our midfield.
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What do you think? Do you think Arsene will shore up our midfield before the tie with Manchester United? Or will he show his usual trust in our very inexperienced players? Leave a comment below.