Tuesday 12 March 2013

Jack Wilshere ruled out for three weeks

Arsenal midfielder will miss Bayern and Swansea trips with inflammation on his ankle

Jack Wilshere has impressed this season after missing the whole of the last campaign

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful Jack Wilshere will soon be back in action after the midfielder was ruled out with an ankle problem.

The 21-year-old will miss Wednesday's UEFA Champions League round-of-16 second-leg tie against Bayern Munich as well as Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea City as a precaution after suffering swelling on his ankle.

He will also miss England's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in San Marino and Montenegro on 22 and 26 March but Wenger is confident that Wilshere will be available after the international break when the Gunners host Reading.

"Hopefully for the Premier League he will only miss one game because after [the Swansea game] is an international break and hopefully we can slowly prepare him," Wenger told the club's website.

Key Points

  • Arsenal's Jack Wilshere ruled out for three weeks
  • Midfielder will miss matches against Bayern Munich and Swansea City
  • Manager Arsene Wenger hopes to have him back for home match against Reading