England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed the extent of the injury picked up by Jack Wilshere while with the national team (via The Metro).
It’s the sort of story which every club fan dreads seeing but a key player for Arsenal has picked up a knock while out on international duty.
Jack Wilshere’s injury history is well known and now, the 26-year-old has not travelled with the England team to take on The Netherlands this evening.
Now, England manager Gareth Southgate has explained why Wilshere did not travel.
“Jack felt some tendon in his knee. It’s something he’s felt before. It’s nothing too serious,” Southgate said.
“Hopefully over the next couple of days that will settle down. It’s something that in the past has settled down quickly.”
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So, that’s relatively good news for Arsenal. Southgate went on to say that he is still hopeful that Wilshere will be fit in time to take on Italy at Wembley on Tuesday. It seems that the problem isn’t anything serious and even if he isn’t fit for Tuesday, he should be back in time for Arsenal’s match with Stoke on 1 April.