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Wilshere suffers injury setback

January 27, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a setback in his return from the ankle complaint that has seen him miss the entire Premier League season so far.

Jack Wilshere injury
GettyImagesJack Wilshere made 49 appearances for Arsenal in the 2010-11 season

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Wilshere, 20, suffered the injury in pre-season and underwent surgery with his return scheduled for sometime in February. However, as the midfielder nears a return to the first-team, he is set to be out for longer than expected.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said at his press conference ahead of the weekend's game with Aston Villa in the FA Cup: "Wilshere had a little setback which is under investigation at the moment. As soon as we know more, we will inform you.

"I can't give you any news on Jack because I could be wrong. Wilshere has pain again in his ankle. He did it while running so we stopped it straight away. He's seeing a specialist today."

Fears are now that Wilshere could miss the rest of the season, which would put his participation in doubt for his country in the summer's Euro 2012 campaign.