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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wenger admits to Wilshere uncertainty

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is uncertain when he will be able to call on the services of the club's promising midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has not kicked a ball in a competitive game this season.

The 20-year-old has been out of action all season with an ankle injury sustained in a pre-season friendly with MLS outfit New York Red Bulls.

Wilshere was expected to make a return to the Gunners side back in February but a fresh fracture in his foot has meant the England playmaker has had to delay his return to action in the Premier League. Fans of Premier League predictions should bear this in mind.

Arsenal are battling for a Champions League spot this season and could use Wilshere's ability to give them a boost as the season edges towards its conclusion, with qualification for the major tournament vital for the club's development.

However Wenger has been unable to put a date on the youngsters return and is not willing to rush the midfielder from the sidelines if he is not ready for the rigours of the top flight. People who bet on Premier League weekend games should remember this.

The French tactician told the club's official website: "It is difficult to set a deadline on Jack. We go week by week with him. But his last scan was very good so we don't have worry anymore.

"It is about progress and fitness, however I can't set a date."

The Gunners currently hold fourth spot in the Premier League table but face a challenge from London rivals for the final Champions League spot this term.

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