The England midfielder has not featured for the Gunners so far this season after undergoing surgery on a broken leg just before the start of the current campaign.
I say February but, honestly, I don’t know
Wilshere, who has struggled with various injury problems in recent seasons, had previously been expected to be back in action for the north London side at some point in January.
However, speaking at his post-match news conference after Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat at Southampton on Saturday evening, Arsenal boss Wenger said that Wilshere is on course to return to action in February.
Wenger said: “He will not be back before February, that’s for sure.
“Is there a comeback date? I say February but, honestly, I don’t know. I let him do his recovery. It’s going slowly.
“Once he goes outside to train and once he is back again into sharp, hard work, physically, you count five or six weeks. At the moment, he is not there yet.”
Arsenal are gearing up for their home Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Monday afternoon as they look to get back to winning ways following their humiliating loss to the Saints on Boxing Day.
The Gunners are second in the table and two points behind leaders Leicester City.
MORE: Man United latest news
MORE: Arsenal latest news
MORE: Chelsea latest news
MORE: Liverpool latest news