Saturday 22 October 2016

Blow for Arsenal as Jack Wilshere ruled out for early season

Published 06/08/2015 | 12:22

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out for "a few weeks" with an ankle injury, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has said.

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The 23-year-old England midfielder's career has been punctuated by injury and now he has suffered another - a hairline crack of his left fibula.

Wilshere will miss Saturday's Barclays Premier League season opener with West Ham and also faces missing England's Euro 2016 qualifying Group E fixtures with San Marino and Switzerland next month.

Wenger said on "I had a bad surprise because it is a hairline crack in his fibula that makes him a few weeks out."

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