Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain confident of Jack Wilshere recovery

Chamberlain backs Wilshere recovery
© PA Photos
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals that Jack Wilshere's recovery from injury is being hampered by pain in his right ankle caused by metal screws.

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that Jack Wilshere has been troubled in his last two games by metal work in his right ankle.

Wilshere has screws fitted in his right foot following a stress fracture that kept him out for more than 14 months.

The 21-year-old returned from his latest ankle problem against Everton last week, but only featured from the bench in Saturday's 1-0 win at Fulham after complaining of discomfort.

Chamberlain said that Wilshere's short-term prognosis is positive and has backed his teammate to recover and help the Gunners secure a top-four finish.

He told The Sun: "The news is it's not too bad, he's just getting a bit of pain in his ankle from a few screws.

"If you bounce back from what he did you can bounce back from anything."

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that Wilshere should be fit to feature in Sunday's crunch clash with newly-crowned champions Manchester United.

Jack Wilshere in action
Read Next:
Wenger: 'Wilshere still feeling ankle pain'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account