Jack Wilshere suffers ankle injury in Arsenal's draw at Chelsea

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup semi-final First Leg match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on January 10, 2018
Image: Jack Wilshere suffered an ankle injury against Chelsea

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Jack Wilshere suffered an ankle injury in Arsenal's 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Wednesday, which may keep him out of the weekend clash with Bournemouth.

Wilshere went down early in the second-half after blocking a Chelsea cross and was substituted just minutes later.

The 26-year-old walked off the pitch unaided, but Wenger confirmed he was brought off with an injury.

"I don't know if he'll be available on Sunday but it's definitely an ankle sprain," Wenger said.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10:  An injured Jack Wilshere of Arsenal reacts during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Chelsea and Arsenal at
Image: Jack Wilshere went off injured early in the second half against Chelsea on Wednesday

"At the moment we have five big injuries and we're hoping to get some back. The earliest to come back is [Aaron] Ramsey and that is quite welcome because it's an area we're a bit short.

"If we didn't lose Jack tonight then we would have had Ramsey back and then maybe [Mesut] Ozil on Sunday, but we could look a bit short."

Mesut Ozil celebrates after giving Arsenal a 3-2 lead at home to Liverpool
Image: Ozil missed the game at Stamford Bridge but Wenger said he may be back on Sunday

Wilshere has recently established himself in the Arsenal team after several long-term injuries, as well as a season-long loan at Bournemouth.

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