Filling in for Arsene Wenger, Steve Bould has given Arsenal’s team news ahead of the Premier League clash with Stoke City.
Arsene Wenger’s end-of-week press conferences have been regular fixtures for over two decades but there was a rather noticeable change this morning.
Wenger’s assistant, Steve Bould filled in for the conference after the Frenchman had lost his voice.
Bould gave all the regular updates on team news and the latest stories but was first asked about Jack Wilshere’s availability.
“Everyone has come back as far as we’re aware. We’ll find out a bit more this morning but Jack was okay.”
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Jack Wilshere picked up a knee injury while away with the England national team and Bould was asked whether he’ll be available for selection on the weekend.
“Jack trained yesterday so he’s okay. Whether he’ll be involved on the weekend, I’m not entirely sure.
“Jack had a bit of a knee problem, he’s come back and he’s fine. There’s no issue.”
It’s good that Jack Wilshere has come back relatively unscathed. The midfielder is still an important player to this team and will need to get back to full fitness, particularly in the Europa League.