Arsenal have denied that midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered yet another ‘setback’ in his recovery from injury.
Reports broke on Twitter early on Wednesday evening that Wilshere had suffered a setback in his recovery from a broken leg – an injury which has sidelined him for all of Arsenal’s season so far.
It was reported that Wilshere had suffered a breakdown in Arsenal training and would not return to action for the remainder of the season, including for England at this summer’s European Championship.
Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail reports that Wilshere is ‘likely to be picked’ by manager Roy Hodgson for the tournament, regardless of whether he plays for the Gunners this season.
Arsenal moved quickly to deny reports of another Wilshere setback according to James Olley of the London Evening Standard, who tweeted:
#afc insist Jack Wilshere hasn't suffered a setback in his recovery from injury as rumoured. Club say he's "progressing well".
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) March 23, 2016
Wilshere could return for the club after the international break, according to some reports. It is believed that the midfielder will return in early April alongside fellow absentees Santi Cazorla and Petr Cech, with the Gunners looking to overcome an 11-point gap to Premier League leaders Leicester with just eight games remaining.
The 24-year-old ‘resumed running outside’ at the start of March, according to the Mail, and will step up his recovery in the coming weeks.