Arsene Wenger has revealed that an illness has ruled Jack Wilshere out of Arsenal’s Champions League clash with Anderlecht on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old was suffering from a minor knee injury and had missed recent Premier League victories over Sunderland and Burnley respectively.
However, Jack was scheduled to return against the Belgian side tomorrow night but Wenger reveals that a virus has delayed his comeback.
“Jack has been sick and will not be involved tomorrow,” Wenger told a press conference today. “The squad is exactly the same who played against Burnley.”
Wenger went on to admit that he did not yet know if Theo Walcott would start against Anderlecht, having only returned to first-team action after an 11-month absence in Saturday’s win over the Clarets.
Le Prof added: “I have not made that decision yet but would I tell, yes, 100% now? Certainly not. I’m not ruling it out, but I do not want to make a big mistake.”
Victory tomorrow could see us qualify for the
chance to lose against a better team in the next phase last-16 stage for a 15th successive season if Group D leaders Borussia Dortmund win at home to Galatasaray.