Wilshere’s forced absence to end for Norwich

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With the news of Abou Diaby’s cruciate injury still reverberating, it’s good to know the club are being extremely cautious with another, sadly, injury prone midfielder.

Jack Wilshere has missed Arsenal’s last two games, having been told he’d be left out for his own good. Arsene Wenger today explained that Wilshere wasn’t in any great discomfort, but having reviewed scans it was decided that the England international would be given a period of rest so as not to exacerbate the problem, and admitted it didn’t necessarily go down well.

“He had a difficult moment of course when we told him because he didn’t feel any special pain. But he knows he has to take care of his future. Because he is a very young player, I think he accepts it.

“We will rest him when it is needed. He has regular scans and as soon as we have an alert we will respect it no matter what is at stake.”

Wilshere is expected to miss the next two games, against Reading and West Brom, but all going well should be back for the Norwich game. And while the club are criticised often for the injury problems, credit where it’s due this time around.

 

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