Wilshere: I’ll be back in a couple of days

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Jack Wilshere has allayed fears of a lengthy injury lay-off by confirming the ankle injury he picked up against Chelsea on Tuesday will only keep him sidelined for a few days.

The England international appeared to jar his ankle blocking a cross by Danny Drinkwater in the second half of the 0-0 Carabao Cup semi-final draw.

Taking to Twitter he wrote: “Thanks for all the messages and support after last night. Good news is I should be back in a couple of days.”

After the match, Arsene Wenger said that the player had sprained his ankle and that he wasn’t sure on the scale of the problem. Given his history of serious ankle injuries, it’s unsurprising that the boss sounded cautious.

It remains to be seen whether Wilshere is fit for Sunday’s trip to Bournemouth. The Gunners are already without Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and long-term absentee Santi Cazorla.

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