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Wenger's assessment of Wilshere's World Cup chances

Arsene Wenger gave his assessment of Jack Wilshere's World Cup chances after the midfielder was named in England's 23-man squad on Monday:

How has he been this week? Good, he works hard. We have a hard session today again and he progresses.

He played 30 minutes at Norwich, that was planned, he came out well.

I think if you ask me about the World Cup, he should just have enough time to be fully fit.

– Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Manager


Kieran Gibbs set to return after joining full training

Full-back Kieran Gibbs has not played since the FA Cup semi-final penalty shoot-out win over Wigan because of a hamstring injury. He is set to return this weekend having joined full training again.

Kieran Gibbs Credit: PA Wire

Arsene Wenger added: "We go there to try to win the game. We want to finish on a high. We want to make 79 points, as I said last week, to make it as tight as possible to the top.

"I think we had a good away season apart from some big games, but overall we were very consistent away from home and it is important we finish well away from home."

Jack Wilshere could return against Norwich City

Jack Wilshere is set to return to the Arsenal squad for the final Barclays Premier League match of the season at Norwich. The midfielder has not featured since suffering a fractured foot suffered during a friendly against Denmark on March 5.

Jack Wilshere Credit: Press Association

Speaking today, Arsene Wenger said: "We have everybody who played against West Brom available. We could have the return of (Aaron) Ramsey and Wilshere could be in the squad as well for Sunday. I don't know (how much game-time Wilshere will get). He will be ready for the World Cup."

Crack to a small bone in Jack Wilshere's left foot

Jack Wilshere has sustained a hairline fracture to the navicular bone in his left foot.

Wilshere suffered the injury during England's international match with Denmark on Wednesday night at Wembley Stadium, in which he played 59 minutes.

Following initial scans carried out by the FA on Wednesday night, further investigation by Arsenal's medical team has discovered a crack to a small bone in Jack's left foot - the navicular, an area of his foot which has not been previously injured.

Jack will require a period of approximately six weeks' rehabilitation, before starting to regain his match fitness.

– Arsenal/FA joint statement


Six weeks on sidelines for Jack Wilshere after fracture

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere faces six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a hairline fracture in his left foot during England's friendly international with Denmark.

Jack Wilshere (front) is challenged by Denmark's Daniel Agger Credit: Press Association

Wilshere frantically waved his arms in pain after his foot was caught by Daniel Agger in a challenge in the 12th minute of Wednesday's 1-0 win at Wembley.

Jack Wilshere admits FA charge over hand gesture

Jack Wilshere, Arsenal Credit: Lynne Cameron/EMPICS Sport

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted a charge from the Football Association over an offensive hand gesture made towards Manchester City fans, but has contested the mandatory two-match ban and the case will be heard by a commission today.

Television cameras picked up Wilshere raising his middle finger in the direction of home supporters at the Etihad Stadium during the second half of the Gunners' 6-3 defeat on Saturday.

Arsenal to accept Wilshere ban 'if he did it'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said the club would accept any ban handed out "if he did it". If that's the case, Wilshere is likely to miss the game against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium next Monday.

Arsenal midfield player Jack Wilshere has been charged by the FA with making an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture.

The charge follows an alleged gesture made during the fixture between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 14 December. The incident was not seen by match officials, but was caught on video.

Wilshere has been charged retrospectively by the FA under a new pilot project for potential 'not seen' incidents in Premier League matches.

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