Jack Wilshere injury setback confirmed by Arsene Wenger

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been sent to see a specialist after suffering a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury

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Jack Wilshere has not featured for Arsenal this season Photo: Jack Wilshere / Twitter

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Jack Wilshere has suffered a setback in his recovery from the ankle injury that has kept him out of action for Arsenal this season, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Wilshere has not featured for the Gunners this term after suffering the injury during pre-season and having to undergo surgery.

And Wenger admitted on Friday that he does not know how much longer the 20-year-old England midfielder will be out for.

“He has had a little setback that is under investigation at the moment so I cannot give you how long he will be out for,” Wenger told a news conference.

“At the moment he is seeing a specialist and as soon as we know more we will communicate. It sets him back a little bit but for how long I don’t know.

“It is the same foot but a different problem to the injury he had surgery on back in September. But is it an inflammation? We have to wait a little bit.”

The news will come as a major blow to the midfielder, who is expected to be in Fabio Capello’s England plans for Euro 2012 if fit, and Arsenal, who were on the verge of welcoming him back to first-team training.

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