Following the 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Carabao Cup between Arsenal and Chelsea, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says that Jack Wilshere endured an ankle injury at the Stamford Bridge.
As of now Wenger is uncertain on how long Wilshere will be out and don’t even know if the 26-year-old striker can play against Bournemouth on Sunday, January 14 (GMT +8) at the Vitality Stadium.
“He has an ankle sprain and the first look at it was not too bad, but of course for Sunday I think he will be short. I do not know how long he will be out. It is a shame to lose him when he is such good form and it was by blocking the shot that turned his ankle. It’s his good ankle so I am quite positive. It’s a ligament [problem].” Wenger stated
The England midfielder, who returned to fitness in recent weeks, has been given the captain’s arm band for the first time but he went down early in the second half.
Wilshere received treatment on the pitch after the incident and tried to play the game but he struggled and forced off as he substituted immediately by Mohamed Elneny.
Wenger added that they will head to their next game a little bit short and mentioned that they would have Aaron Ramsey and most probably Mesut Ozil back from injuries on Sunday against Bournemouth if they did not lose Wilshere in the field.
Moving forward, Arsenal and Chelsea will meet again on January 25, Thursday (GMT +8) for the second leg of their Football League Cup semifinal at the Emirates Stadium.