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Arsenal Injury Updates: Wenger Worried By Midfielder’s Slow Recovery

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his fears regarding the return of midfielder Jack Wilshere, admitting that his recovery is going “slowly”.  The 23-year-old, who has spent more time on the treatment table than on the pitch in the recent years is currently recuperating from a fractured fibula sustained during the end of the season gone by.


Initially, Wilshere was believed to be out for 3 months. However, he remains out to this day, leaving his manager and fans frustrated.  With Central midfield an area of concern, especially with Cazorla and Coquelin injured too, Wenger has a task at hand in the upcoming transfer window. However, the astute Frenchman was quick to add that he would rather dip his hands into the club’s academy than buy a player.

“Yes, we are a bit short – I agree with you because of the injuries we have,” Wenger said.

“But sometimes as well the solution is inside and you have to accept that because we are a club which has always given a chance to players we have educated.

Wenger went onto reveal that Wilshere is expected to be back in action before the end of February, albeit with a certain pessimism.

“I said February but honestly I don’t know,”  Wenger said when asked to provide a date for the midfielder’s return.