Arsene Wenger has delivered the latest news regarding our injury situation and revealed that midfielder Jack Wilshere is closing on a return, although he won’t be back for Monday’s clash against Liverpool (via Arsenal.com).
Wilshere suffered a hairline fracture to his fibula on the eve of the Community Shield game against Chelsea and it was initially feared that he could face months on the sidelines (via The Independent).
However, Wenger subsequently confirmed that further scans showed a more positive outlook on his injury and Wilshere is set to return at the beginning of next month (via BBC Sport).
As for our other injured players such as Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky, their situations aren’t looking as positive.
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“From the Palace game we have no injuries and we have still Wilshere, Welbeck and Rosicky to come back,” Wenger told our official website.
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“So we should have a similar squad for the Liverpool game.
“Rosicky is progressing nicely but he is far away. Wilshere should be the first back from those players, he is making good progress.”
While the news on Wilshere is encouraging, the fact that Wenger refrains from mentioning Welbeck doesn’t make for comfortable viewing.
One can’t help but wonder that his constant setbacks and the fact that no definitive prognosis has been revealed regarding his injury, suggests that he could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
Given that he’s been troubled by his current injury since April, it has now become a severe problem.