Arsene Wenger: 'Jack Wilshere still feeling ankle pain'

Wenger: 'Wilshere still feeling ankle pain'
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals that midfielder Jack Wilshere is still suffering from the effects of an ankle injury.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that midfielder Jack Wilshere is still suffering from the effects of an ankle injury.

The 21-year-old dropped to the bench for the Gunners' 1-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday after feeling discomfort in his ankle in their 0-0 draw with Everton.

"Jack was a bit in pain after the game," Wenger told reporters. "He has a break until next Sunday and that is different so he will be available.

"There is no basic ankle problem. I just felt we had to stop him because of inflammation last time and I just felt to give him three games in six days would be too much."

Arsenal are third in the Premier League but are just one point ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea and two ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

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