Arsene Wenger seems to be faced with more problems after a 4-0 loss at Southampton, as Arsenal FC has further bad news on their injury front a Jack Wilshere will be out till February.
The England international had suffered a broken leg ahead of the Community Shield match at the start of the season, and has been out of action ever since.
The Gunners also have the likes of Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, and Tomas Rosicky on the treatment table, and this is just a list of their injured midfielders.
Now, Mathieu Flamini also has an ankle problem, and could miss Arsenal FCa s clash against Bournemouth, on Monday. This seems to have increased Wengera s worries in the middle of the park.
However, Wenger had more bad news in store for his team as he announced that Wilshere, who was expected to be back in action by Christmas, will not feature in any game till February.
a He [Wilshere] will not be back before February, thata s for sure. I said February but honestly I dona t know. I let him do his recovery. Ita s going slowly,a Wenger was quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.
a We are a bit short, I agree with you, because of the injuries we have. But sometimes as well the solution is inside and you have to accept that,” he said.
Wilsherea s lengthy injury forcing him out of England contention?
With the Euro 2016 looming large on the horizon, Roy Hodgson would be preparing his final plans to get the best players on board for the tournament. However, in spite of the fact that Wilshere is being expected to come out of the lengthy injury by then, he could be overlooked by the England manager due to fitness reasons.
Interestingly it could very well be Tottenham Hotspur boy Dele Alli who might replace him in the England squad.