Arsenal Blow As Jack Wilshere Ruled Out With Ankle Injury

By on March 12, 2013

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Bad news Gooners. It seems we’ve been dealt a huge blow ahead of the Bayern Munich game with the Telegraph reporting that key midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out with an ankle injury. 

The newspaper claims Wilshere picked up the problem during the north London derby against Tottenham at White Hart Lane last weekend and was sent abroad to recuperate. He’s apparently been away in Dubai and was still there on Monday which means he hasn’t trained in the lead up to Wednesday’s Champions League clash and is not expected to make the trip when Arsene Wenger flies out to Germany with the rest of the squad after the final training session at London Colney on Tuesday morning.

The Telegraph say Arsenal have confirmed that Wilshere has been away resting following the Spurs game but refused to be drawn on his injury. The worry is that Wilshere has sustained another ankle injury after only returning in October from being out for over 14 months with a serious ankle problem. The report doesn’t say if it’s the same ankle but fingers crossed it’s not!

We already need a miracle to try and overturn a 3-1 deficit against Bayern following the first leg at the Emirates but the task will be a lot harder if indeed Wilshere is out, but it will also make him a doubt for Saturday’s away game at Swansea while some Twitter rumours are suggesting he could be out for the season!

Bacary Sagna is also expected to miss out once again after missing the Spurs game but there is some good news with Kieran Gibbs set to be in contention after recovering from a thigh injury that’s kept him out for the last six weeks.

Arsene Wenger should give us an injury update including the latest on Wilshere, Gibbs and Sagna when he holds his press conference on Tuesday.

How big a miss is Wilshere going to be? Do we have any hope of turning things around against Munich? Get involved in the comments section below.

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