Latest Arsenal injury update: Wenger delivers team news ahead of Southampton clash

Arsene Wenger delivers the latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Tuesday's clash with Southampton

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Jack Wilshere is around four weeks away from making his return to action for Arsenal, as the Gunners boss delivered the latest Arsenal injury update on Monday morning.

The midfielder is yet to feature for the north London side this season after undergoing surgery on a hairline fracture of his leg before the start of the campaign.

Speaking at a news conference at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground on Monday morning, Wenger moved to play down suggestions that Wilshere had suffered a setback in training and said that he hopes to have the England international back available for selection in the coming weeks.

Wenger said: “No, that’s the wrong information [about a setback].

“He’s looking quite good, I must say. Overall, I had a short chat with Roy Hodgson about him and reassured him that he progressing well.”

Asked when Wilshere could return, he replied: “I will be cautious and say four weeks.”

The Arsenal boss, whose side host Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday night, also revealed that midfielder Tomas Rosicky suffered a thigh injury on his return to action against Burnley on Saturday.

He continued: “He has a thigh problem. How deep the problem is we don’t know yet because he has a scan today. We will know much more about it tonight.”

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Wenger revealed that Arsenal suffered no other injury concerns during Saturday’s FA Cup win at Emirates Stadium, with Rosicky, Wilshere and Danny Welbeck the current absentees.

Arsenal head into Tuesday night’s game in third place in the Premier League table and three points behind leaders Leicester City.

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