Wilshere to miss Arsenal’s last stand

Midfielder out of Champions League second leg in Munich with ankle injury

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for at least three weeks. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for at least three weeks. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Tue, Mar 12, 2013, 10:55

Jack Wilshere has sustained an ankle injury that will keep him sidelined for the next three weeks, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed this morning.

The 21-year-old has endured an unfortunate run with injuries in recent times, missing the whole of last season with niggling ankle and knee problems.

Wilshere has impressed since returning to first team action in October, but has now suffered an injury blow that will keep him out for three weeks.

The midfielder is out of tomorrow’s Champion League clash at Bayern Munich as a result of the ankle injury, which Wenger revealed will also see him miss Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Swansea and England ’s World Cup qualifying double-header against San Marino and Montenegro.

“Jack Wilshere is out,” Wenger said. “He has an inflamed ankle, the other ankle to one he injured.

“He will be out for three weeks and will not be available for Munich, Swansea and not for England.”