Arsene Wenger reveals: 4 players are injured ahead of West Ham clash

Snehanjan Banerjee / 07 August 2015

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere seemingly cannot bid good bye to his injuries. The 23 year old English international has been ruled out for a “few weeks” after suffering a hairline crack to his left fibula.

Wilshere sustained the injury during training prior to Arsenal’s 1-0 FA Community Shield win over Chelsea last sunday.

“The information you have heard about Jack Wilshere is right,” Wenger told Arsenal Official Website.

“I had a bad surprise because it is a hairline crack in his fibula that makes him a few weeks out.

“There is minimal damage apart from the bone damage. There is no damage at all apart from that. It was a collision in training and it was all completely accidental.”

The midfielder missed a large part of last season due to ankle ligament damage and then undergoing minor surgery to remove some studs on the pins in the bone.

Wilshere made only 14 Premier League appearances in 2014-15. The young player is now set to miss the beginning to the Gunners’ season, which starts on Sunday at home to West Ham.

England national team will also face a major blow as one of their key players may be absent for their forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland on September 5 and September 8 respectively.

Wenger also updated about the injury status of three other arsenal stars Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky and Alexis Sanchez.

The Frenchman said: “We have Welbeck on a progressive recovery and Rosicky on a progressive recovery. He [Welbeck] is not too far away, but he is not ready for Sunday.

“Alexis is back in training but I don’t think he will be involved on Sunday, it is a bit early maybe. We have to decide that at the end of the week, but I don’t think he will be involved.”

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