Blow for Arsenal, England as Wilshere is sidelined
LONDON (AP) — Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for three to four weeks with fresh injury problems, dealing a blow to Arsenal and England ahead of key games.
The 21-year-old midfielder, who missed the whole of last season, is out of Arsenal's Champions League decider at Bayern Munich on Wednesday as well as two World Cup qualifiers for England.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that Wilshere has an inflamed left ankle after being injured in the Premier League game against Tottenham on March 3.
A right ankle injury kept Wilshere out of action from July 2011 to October 2012, and Wenger wants to ensure he is rested to prevent another lengthy layoff this time.
"I could see in the last couple of games he had started to dig deep," Wenger said. "He has played 30 games. For us it is not welcome but maybe for him it is not bad that he has a little breather."
Wenger said the "initial plan" is for Wilshere to be out for three to four weeks.
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