Arsene Wenger has confirmed Jack Wilshere will be out of action for “few weeks” with a big ankle strain, but the 65-year-old Frenchman couldn’t predict his return date.

Wilshere limped out of last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Emirates Stadium.

The 22-year-old England midfielder has a debilitating long history of ankle problems and Wenger, speaking on Tuesday ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates on Wednesday night, expressed concern for the talented playmaker.

“He has a big ankle sprain,” confirmed Wenger.

“I don’t want to talk about it because I’m not a specialist medically. The first news is we are told he will be out for the next few games. For how long, he will need to see a specialist.”

Meanwhile, Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who collided with Kieran Gibbs during Arsenal’s defeat by Manchester United, and winger Theo Walcott, who has a groin injury, will not be risked for tomorrow’s game as the Gunners endure their worst start to a season in 32 years.


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