Englishman injured his foot against Denmark on Wednesday night.
Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has revealed that key midfielder Jack Wilshere will not be back in action for at least the next eight weeks after the playmaker fractured his foot playing for England against Denmark in midweek, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The young playmaker was on the receiving end of a tough challenge from Danish centre back Daniel Agger in the first half at Wembley Stadium and despite Wilshere and England initially stating that the knock would keep the player out for six weeks, Wenger confirmed on Friday that he is actually facing an eight-week layoff.
“I believe it (tackle) was accidental. Jack will be out for six weeks.
“It is a blow for him and for us, from now on we want to get him to recover and come back as quickly as possible and prepare for next season.
“You can only be very down, especially in the first days.
“He is in a boot and has gone away for a few days to get away from things and think about something else.
“Yes (I expect him to). There are 11 weeks to go, he will be out for six before he can absorb normal training.
‘The maximum after six weeks I think before being competitive in a game, because he will work on his fitness during his injury, is two weeks, so it is eight weeks (to be back playing again).”