Sport Wilshere expects a quick return from injury

01:05  12 january  2018
01:05  12 january  2018 Source:   Read Sport

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Jack Wilshere expects to make a swift return to the Arsenal team after banishing any concerns over his ankle worry. The midfielder, captain for the night, went off in the second half of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea.

Arsenal have confirmed Jack Wilshere is expected to return from an ankle in injury for their clash with Reading at the end of the month The club was quick to deny any such setback for the 21-year-old as he continues his rehabilitation in London.

Despite suffering another injury during Arsenal’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea on Wednesday, Jack Wilshere has assured fans that he won’t be out for long.

In fact, he could even be back to full fitness in time to face Bournemouth on Sunday, despite suffering ankle ligament damage.

Wilshere, who captained the Gunners in the cup tie, was substituted in the second half after he seemingly hurt himself in the process of blocking a cross.

Manager Arsene Wenger said after the game that Wilshere had suffered a slight sprain, but couldn’t be drawn into how long the midfielder would be out of action.

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Jack Wilshere has allayed concerns over his ankle injury (John Walton/Empics). 0 comments. Jack Wilshere expects to make a swift return to the Arsenal team after banishing any concerns over his ankle worry.

Wilshere is ahead of schedule in his recovery from an ankle injury sustained in the game against Manchester United. Arsene Wenger has also confirmed this after revealing that Wilshere could return to action by the end of February. "Jack is progressing quicker than expected – he could be

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Thankfully, Wenger was happy to confirm that the injury was suffered to Wilshere’s “good ankle”. The 26-year old has seen his career riddled with a string of ankle injuries that have caused his career trajectory to stagnate.

However, Wilshere is enjoying a good run of form at the moment, having returned to the Arsenal line-up last month after recovering from a broken leg he sustained last season while on loan with Bournemouth.

And the England international made sure to assure Arsenal fans that he wouldn’t be missing for long.

Arsenal drew 0-0 with Chelsea in the first leg of the semi-final, with the return match set to be played at the Emirates on January 24.

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Wilshere set to receive new contract during talks next week .
According to the Daily Mirror, Jack Wilshere is set to receive a new Arsenal contract during expected talks which are set to commence next week. Wilshere’s current contract runs out this summer and is currently available on a free transfer in June, but he is set to open talks about his future with the Arsenal hierarchy. Arsenal look like they are ready to begin a formal contract offer to Wilshere. Rumours last week suggested that Wilshere could’ve been on his way out of the Emirates Stadium with Marseille reportedly interested in the English midfielder. However, Wilshere is intent on snubbing all of the offers made for him to stay at Arsenal and remain a fan favourite at the North London club. It looks like Wilshere is on his way to achieving that goal after proving his fitness in recent weeks and returning to the starting line-up. Given his injury record over the course of his career, Arsenal understandably want to drop Wilshere’s basic wage from £90,000 a week. However, the nature of the deal would be largely based on incentive. His starting salary will be less, however, he will be getting bonuses for playing regularly and this could see him earn more than what he is currently. Wilshere’s goal against Chelsea was his first Premier League goal since May 2015. He has started each of the club’s previous six Premier League games and was seen as important enough to be rested in Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round defeat to Nottingham Forest 4-2, which saw many senior stars rested as well.

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