Arsene Wenger has conducted his weekly press conference ahead of our opening Premier League game against West Ham United on Sunday and had some surprisingly good news regarding Jack Wilshere‘s injury, The Guardian reports.
While the manager confirmed that Wilshere had indeed suffered a hairline fracture to his fibula, he stated that the latest scans provided the club with some very good news.
Wenger expects Wilshere to be back in training in a fortnight and also stated that we could see our No.10 back on the pitch in just a month’s time.
Given the problems Wilshere has suffered in recent years, it’s nice to see that his latest one has been given a slightly better prognosis than initially feared.
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“The news he got yesterday was that it could be much shorter than expected because he’s two weeks in a boot and then maybe after that he can practice straight away again,” Wenger was quoted as saying in the publication.
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Wilshere was used in a wide position during pre-season which indicates that we may not necessarily miss his presence in a central midfield role.
With the likes of Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, and Francis Coquelin flourishing in that role, hopefully, the trio will stay fit while Wilshere recuperates from his latest knock.
Billed as a make-or-break season, this latest boost may well provide Wilshere with the platform to still have a strong campaign.