Arsene Wenger expects player back by the end of the month.
Reports in recent days had suggested Wilshere could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.
There were fears that the injury could be a reoccurrence of the one that saw Wilshere spend eighteen months on the sidelines.
Wilshere travelled to Dubai this week to see a specialist and there were rumours that he had been told he may not play again this season.
But Arsenal have dismissed such speculation, insisting the England star is expected to return to first-team action by the end of the month.
The club declared that Wilshere’s absence from the team was a precautionary measure as they look to manage the player’s injury with care.
Wilshere’s return cannot come too soon for the North London club. Many thought their chances of Champions League qualification had disappeared but a combination of improved recent form and Tottenham’s traditional end of season capitulation has given the Gunners renew hope of securing a top four finish.
They are currently four points behind their city rivals Tottenham, who sit in fourth, but with a game in hand.