The 23-year-old will find out in the next two weeks whether he will have to see a specialist over a fracture in his leg. Manager Arsene Wenger had hoped that he could return to action after the international break, but it is taking longer than hoped to heal.
If this continues, the England ace could need surgery, and a metal plate inserted. This would leave the midfielder needing another six weeks on the sidelines, and rule him out of his country’s matches against Estonia and Lithuania next month.
The Gunners were imperious in their 2-0 victory over Stoke City on Saturday, meaning that they may not miss Wilshere too much if he is ruled out. However, the player himself will be disheartened by the news, which could be the latest setback in a long run of injuries which have held back his career to date.