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Jack Wilshere Ruled Out For Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed Jack Wilshere will miss Saturday’s clash with Reading after being given extra time to recover from an ankle injury.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Reading after being given extra time to recover from an ankle injury.

Wilshere picked up the problem against Tottenham on March 3rd and was initially ruled out for three weeks with Wenger hopeful the 21-year-old would be back to face Reading this Saturday following the international break.

However, the boss has been speaking at his weekly press conference ahead of that game and he told BBC reporters that Wilshere will now face a further spell on the sidelines after they decided to give him an extra weeks recuperation time.

“Regarding Jack? Not the next game, but the game after. We deferred his rehab and gave him an extra week,”

The setback means Wilshere is certain to miss the game against Reading this weekend but may return in time to face West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday 6th April.

While Wilshere being out is obviously a blow, we should be more than capable of beating Reading without him. Diaby is also a doubt for the game but we still have the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin and Tomas Rosicky who could step in.

However, the delay is only going to fuel rumours that Wilshere’s injury is far more serious than Arsenal would have us believe, with some reports claiming the midfielder may miss the rest of the season with this latest ankle injury.

Only time will tell if they are accurate or not but as we come to the business end of what promises to be another nail-biting season, losing Wilshere would be a major blow to our top-four hopes. Fingers crossed he’s back to face West Brom.

How big a blow is Wilshere’s loss? Do you think he’ll play again this season? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. richy

    March 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Is a great loss lossing him now when arsenal needs to fight for the top four. But will be glad to have him back against west brom…then wenger should look for cover so as to get to the top four

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    March 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Won’t be back this season. I reckon wenger thinks he owns the clubs and constantly lies to the fans and shows then a total lack or respect

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