Wenger: Wilshere Out With Knee Injury

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Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has revealed Wilshere has been missing in pre-season preparations due to a knee injury.

The Arsenal midfielder was absent from the win over Guadalajara. And the England international will miss the match against Viking.

The England international struggled to make an impact at Euro 2016 after managing just one Premier League start last season, but Wenger claimed Wilshere’s latest injury is not serious.

“It’s a slight patella problem but I think he should be with us on tour on Thursday,” Wenger said. “I hope he will, yes.”

Santi Cazorla is another Arsenal midfielder to have struggled with injury, but the Spaniard got more minutes under his belt against Guadalajara.

“He is our technical security in midfield and we missed him for five or six months last season,” Wenger said. “At the moment he is not completely there on the fitness front. That’s why I took him off at half-time.

“He’s a bit behind the others physically but I think he will be alright, maybe not on August 14th, but at the end of August he should be alright,” he said, referring to the Gunners’ first match of the Premier League season at home to Liverpool.



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