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Jack Wilshere 'honoured' to captain Arsenal, gives update on ankle injury

Wilshere 'honoured' to captain Arsenal
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Midfielder Jack Wilshere says that he hopes that the ankle injury he sustained when captaining Arsenal against Chelsea in the EFL Cup is "not too bad".

Midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted that he was 'honoured' to captain Arsenal against Chelsea on Wednesday night before he was substituted through injury.

Despite less than six months remaining on his contract, Wilshere has worked his way back into the first-team fold at the Emirates Stadium and was handed the armband for the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final with his side's London rivals at Stamford Bridge.

Wilshere is hopeful that an ankle problem sustained in the second half is "not too bad", but says that he was proud to have been given extra responsibility by manager Arsene Wenger.

On Instagram, the 25-year-old said: "What an honour to be given the armband tonight! Enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks to the fans you were fantastic tonight as always!

"Hope my injury is not to bad and I'm back as soon as possible."

The match ended in a goalless draw, with the second leg taking place on January 23.

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Jack Wilshere in the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
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1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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