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Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere out until July

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Jack Wilshere’s latest injury will keep him out until July.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final he said that Wilshere will need to see a specialist but should be back in time for pre-season.

He said: “It’s a very simple fracture, you know, of the fibula. That we need patience. Let’s hope that all goes well.

“Until the end of the season he’s a player of Bournemouth but we have a good understanding.

“If we have to bring him back, but it’s a fracture so there’s not a lot to do.

“The rehab will certainly be here because the season will be here.”

When asked how he felt when he saw the injury he said: “Sad because Jack is a great football player, with a great football brain and his career has been stopped by injuries.”

“Today at the top the most important thing is consistency. The game is of such intensity it takes time to find the rhythm.

“Great career doesn’t stop and go. You have to be consistently present.

“When you look at the top players they play 50-60 games a year. They have the luck.”

He did however say that no contract negotiations have started with Wilshere.

“That’s something different (to his injury). We haven’t entered into negotiations.”



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