Wenger confirms Rosicky injury, denies Wilshere setback

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed reports that Tomas Rosicky picked up an injury on his first team return at the weekend, but denied those suggesting Jack Wilshere had suffered a setback in his own recovery.

The Czech midfielder played the final 19 minutes of Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup win over Burnley – his first at the Emirates since May – but returned to the dressing room at full-time nursing a thigh problem.

Giving a squad fitness update ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Southampton the boss revealed: “Everyone who played is available. The only problem is Rosicky picked up an injury.”

He continued: “It’s a thigh problem [for Rosicky]. How deep is the problem we don’t know. He has a scan today. We’ll know a lot more about it tonight.”

Wenger also explained that he’s assured England manager, Roy Hodgson, that Jack Wilshere’s recovery is still going to plan.

“That’s the wrong information,” retorted the boss when quizzed on whether the 23-year-old had suffered another setback.

“He’s looking quite good. Overall, I had a short chat with Roy Hodgson about him and assured him he’s doing well.

“I’m a bit cautious [to put a timescale on his return], I would say four weeks.”

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SOWETO GOONER

Fuck!

sixteen swans over ainola
sixteen swans over ainola

Given that no-one knows the extent of Rosicky’s thigh injury (he hasn’t had a scan yet), methinks your “Fuck” is a tad premature. This also applies to Wilshere who, according to The Guardian on Friday, was looking to return in six to seven weeks instead of four – in which case the word we should be seeking is the opposite of “Fuck” whatever that is.

Atef

unfuck

Dutch

Fuck yeah!

sixteen swans over ainola
sixteen swans over ainola

That’ll do nicely.

Cornelius P. Snuffington III
Cornelius P. Snuffington III

Can you use that in a sentence?

Bobtree

Kcufffff!

SG_Gooner

he got injured the moment he touched iwobi’s hands ….

#aha

Our players should probably stop trolling Spurs. Wilshere, Rosicky, Walcott…..

Man Manny

If 4 weeks is Arsene being cautious about Wilshere, then I am hopeful that he will be ready before the end of March. Arsene traditionally paints the worst possible picture.

ciderman

Better news re Wilshire phew

Diaby at his best

Would love to see him back on the pitch, at some point this season.

Greh Greysh

Hopefully the Rosicky injury isn’t too bad (crossing everything possible). I half expect Wilshire to have a run of games before the season ends.

Hurensohn

Give his track record, a thigh injury for Rosicky could potentially mean he’s already played his last game for us… Such a frustrating signing, could have been so much more if not for all those injuries.

Skinnyarse

Bad news for Mozart, was so excited for him to come back :(. Come on Jack get back for the run in please lad, with almost every one fit fills me with excitement going to watch this team play. COYG!

Possession

So have some of the doubters changed their minds and don’t want Jack sold ?
He will be back raring to go and I’m sure will become another Arsenal legend.
Cut out the fags though Jack.

Alex

Oh, yeah, i want him to be sold… Has never proven anything with Arsenal…

Brendan

JACKY FUCKING WILSHEREEEEEEEEEEE

Naija Gunner

Get well soon Jacky Boy and TR7

Alexstratz

Arsenal injuries are so funny I forgot to laugh…

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Ex-Priest Tobin

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Mark

If our current squad retains its health and we get Welbeck and Carzola back within a few weeks to a month I can’t see how there will be room in the squad for Wilshere or Rosicky. As much as both players have to offer there are really just 3-4 spots on the bench for attacking players as Wenger will always carry a backup goalie, a backup central defender and a backup outside defender at a minimum. As of now we have Flamini, Elneny, Iwobi, Walcott, Chamberlin, Arteta and Chambers as subs (assuming the starting midfield group of Ramsey, Coquelin, Sanchez, Ozil, Campbell and Giroud – though of course the argument over who should start can be had, but assuming that starting group). Then you add Welbeck and Carzola to the mix once healthy and there are going to be some unhappy players being scratched from even sitting on the bench. Don’t see even if Wilshere or Rosicky get healthy where they could get some time in a league or CL match with the group that has been playing in front of them. Too much of a risk for Wenger to put either on the bench in a match when he doesn’t have to rotate knowing how fragile they’ve both been lately. I hate to see it that way as I love Rosicky and think WIlshere can be a great player too, but realistically just don’t see them working their way into the lineup unless there is another rash of injuries.

neutral

Been pointing this out for awhile, especially with regards to new players. We simply have too many.
Add Iwobi who looks better than Walcott or the Ox, and possibly better than Campbell too. (you’ve come a long way Campbell)
Zelalem? The Jeff?

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