Arsenal have been dealt a major injury blow as one their key player has been ruled out till the end of the season.
Jack Wilshere was due to return by January. However, Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is not to be expected till February.
The manager was quoted as saying after the 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Southampton.
“He will not be back before February, that’s for sure,” he told reporters.
“Is there a comeback date? I say February but, honestly, I don’t know. I let him do his recovery. It’s going slowly.
“Once he goes outside to train and once he is back again into sharp, hard work, physically, you count five or six weeks. At the moment, he is not there yet.”
Skysports reports that he is major doubt for the Euro’16 which implies that the lad may not kick a ball for the club this season.
The 24-year-old has been coy in revealing his return date which adds more salt to injury. There is no doubt that he has been sorely missed in the squad but what is shocking is that there are chances of him not playing this season.
He suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibula during pre-season training which required surgery to put things right. It was later revealed that he would be out for three months. However, it is remains to be seen when he will return.
Players like Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck are not expected back until late January while Alexis Sanchez is reported to also return by 2nd week of January. Arsenal currently have six of their stars out injured.