Positive Injury Update On Wilshere & Szczesny: Arsenal Handed Double Boost

By on November 24, 2014

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Arsenal have been handed a double injury boost with the injuries to Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny sustained against Manchester United on Saturday not thought to be serious, according to the Telegraph.

Wilshere received lengthy treatment after being caught on his left ankle by a late challenge from Paddy McNair early in the second half during our 2-1 defeat to United at the weekend.

The midfielder tried to carry on but was eventually forced off and there were fears he may have picked up yet another ankle injury after years of struggling to stay fit due to troublesome ankle problems as he left the Emirates wearing a protective boot.

However, it appears there has been some good news as the Telegraph claim that initial scans show no sign of significant damage and Arsenal’s medical team think it’s likely to be a soft tissue ankle sprain.

The 23-year-old will undergo further tests at London Colney today and is highly unlikely to play any part in our Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, but the feeling is Wilshere won’t be on the sidelines for too long.

There is also positive news on Szczesny after he picked up an injury just before United’s opening goal on Saturday. The Pole was substituted shortly after Wilshere having collided with team-mate Kieran Gibbs as he tried to clear an Ashley Young cross and initially it looked as though he could have cracked a rib.

However, the Telegraph suggest that the goalkeeper actually picked up a hip problem and thankfully it’s not though to be too serious. Arsene Wenger hinted after the game that the injury was a minor one but while it’s not thought to be long-term, it will still be enough to see him also miss Wednesday’s clash with Dortmund.

With David Ospina still out with a thigh injury, it means that third-choice stopper Emiliano Martinez will have to step in and start against the German giants with one of our teenage youngsters called-up to the bench as back-up.

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