Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Jack Wilshere has suffered an untimely setback in his recovery. The Arsenal midfielder has been out of play since his July injury and has now forced the club to think about a possible replacement.
With only a few days left in the transfer window, Wenger might need to bring someone in during the winter transfer window. Wilshere had been expect to recover by sometime in February, but that looks in doubt now.
Wenger gave a vague assessment of the injury on the team's site:
He has had a little setback that is under investigation at the moment so I cannot give you how long he will be out for. At the moment he is seeing a specialist and as soon as we know more we will communicate. It sets him back a little bit but for how long I don’t know. It is the same foot but a different problem to the injury he had surgery on back in September.
The young Englishman has been longing for a return to the pitch but that could be in doubt for this season's campaign. With continuous niggling injuries, the best interest of the player may be to slow down the pace of his rehab.
In the meantime, Arsenal must look for someone to help fill in.