Wenger looks for positives after Arsenal’s Wilshere is ruled out

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that Jack Wilshere "could do with a breather" after he is ruled out for three weeks with ankle injury

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Jack Wilshere signed a new Arsenal contract until 2018 in December Photo: Nike

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Arsene Wenger admits that Jack Wilshere “could do with a breather” after the Arsenal midfielder was ruled out for three weeks with an ankle injury.

The 21-year-old England international is suffering with an inflamed ankle and will miss Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Bayern Munich.

The Arsenal boss says that a rest will do the midfielder good and also moved to play down fears that the injury could be a recurrence of the problem that kept him sidelined for 17 months last season.

“I could see in the last couple of games he had started to dig deep,” Wenger told a news conference on Tuesday.

“He has played 30 games. For us it is not welcome but maybe for him it is not bad that he has a little breather.

“It is more about prevention. The specialist decided he needed it. He has some bone bruising. The last time it deteriorated into a stress fracture. That’s what we don’t want to happen.

“We trust people who are specialists in this area. He was out for 17 months and we had to deal with it, we must be able to deal with it for two or three games.”

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