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Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Wilshere ruled out for three weeks, Gibbs returns for Bayern Munich clash
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Jack Wilshere, will not feature for the Gunners for the next three weeks, after he was ruled out of the second leg match against Bayern Munich, with an inflamed ankle.
The injury means the in-form midfielder, will also the league game against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium and England’s double header against San Marion and Montenegro.
“Jack Wilshere is out. He has an inflamed ankle, the other ankle to [the] one he injured. He will be out for three weeks and will not be available for Munich, Swansea and not for England,” Wenger stated.
“Hopefully for the Premier League he will miss only one game. After is an international break. We can slowly prepare him.”
The Arsenal manager also added that it was also a preventive measure to rest his star player, as he had begun to tire a bit in the past few games.
“It is more about prevention. The specialist decided he needed it. He has some bone bruising. The last time it deteriorated into a stress fracture. That’s what we don’t want to happen.
“We trust people who are specialists in this area. He was out for 17 months and we had to deal with it; we must be able to deal with it for two or three games.”
However, the Frenchman had positive news about Kieran Gibbs and Abou Diaby.
“Kieran Gibbs is back in the squad. [Bacary] Sagna is not available. Diaby is in the squad and will have a test this morning,” he said.