Arsene Wenger says the ankle injury that kept Jack Wilshere out of today’s Community Shield winning squad, during which Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 and Jose Mourinho was sad, is short term.
When you hear Wilshere and ‘ankle injury’ the tendency is to think ‘Oh no, it’s banjaxed #ripjack #jackrip’ and so on, but the Arsenal manager says it’s not going to be anything too serious.
“He couldn’t take part in the game today because of an ankle problem he sustained yesterday,” said the Frenchman.
“It happened at the training ground. We don’t think it’s bad at all but I haven’t been told whether it will be two days or five days.
“I don’t know how long he will not be available for. It’s a matter of days.”
Hopefully that’s the case and he’s not bollixed, but things have been going so well recently it feels like we’re due a slap.
The Guardian say that the injury is worse than first feared, which would be a big blow.