Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury setback after it was revealed he faces more time on the sidelines until at least March.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the midfielder will not be available until the middle of March at the earliest, as they do not plan to rush him back to action.
Wenger said in December that Wilshere would not be available until February, and while he admits the player has started some light work, he will need at least six more weeks before he is fully fit, and that will take him until the middle of March.
“Jack is starting to run. Once you move out, from the first day you count six weeks to be competitive and build up stamina and intensity.
“You need six weeks to be ready fitness-wise,” said Wenger.
Wilshere, 24, has not played a game this season as he has suffered an ankle injury and the latest news could be a blow for the player’s chances of making the England Euro 2016 squad.