Arsene Wenger believes that Jack Wilshere will not be back in Arsenal’s first team until mid-February, despite his young dynamo making good progress on his recovery from ankle surgery.
The young England midfielder has not featured for the Gunners since pre-season and was forced to undergo an operation in September after initially being told to rest an injury seemingly sustained while playing Switzerland in a Euro 2012 qualifier in the summer.
Updating the press on Wilshere’s progress, Wenger revealed:
“He had a very important scan on Thursday and that was very, very good, exceptionally good.
“The news we have for Jack is very positive. No [he will not be back sooner], we will respect the delays.
“I count maybe mid-February for Jack.”