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

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

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.”

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

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.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Friendly rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer celebrate ‘the great memories we shared’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Ander Herrera: Why Man United trust top 19-year-old
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard predicts where Man United will finish this term
The Sport Review
Chelsea and Man United have edge over title rivals, claims Schmeichel