Latest Arsenal injury news: Arsenal Wenger on midfield duo

Arsene Wenger delivers the latest Arsenal injury news ahead of Tuesday's Premier League clash with Southampton

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Jack Wilshere is unlikely to return to action for Arsenal before March.

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

Now, Wenger has revealed that Wilshere may not make his return until March.

Wenger is quoted as saying by the Independent: “Jack is starting to run.

“Once you move outside, from the first day you count six weeks to be competitive and build up stamina.”

The same newspaper report also states that midfielder Tomas Rosicky suffered a muscular injury to his thigh during Saturday’s win over Burnley and could be out for as long as eight weeks after making his first appearance of the season at the weekend.

Wenger also provided an update on striker Danny Welbeck’s progress has he bids to improve his fitness following his lengthy lay-off with a knee injury.

Wenger said: “[Welbeck] is not completely ready but he is not far. He needs a game or two because he’s been out since last April. The Stoke [under-21] game is too soon because he only had one session with the team, and that is too short.”

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Welbeck has not featured for the Gunners this season after undergoing surgery back in September.

Arsenal host Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

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