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Arsenal boss Wenger reveals Wilshere ligament injury

PUBLISHED: 22:45 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 22:45 10 January 2018

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (centre) leaves the pitch injured during the Carabao Cup Semi Final, First Leg match at Stamford Bridge, London.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (centre) leaves the pitch injured during the Carabao Cup Semi Final, First Leg match at Stamford Bridge, London.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed Jack Wilshere was substituted due to a ligament strain in his ankle during the hard-fought 0-0 draw in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

The long-serving Frenchman revealed after the match the 26-year-old will miss the Premier League game at Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.

Wenger said: “He has an ankle strain. First look is it is not too bad. But for Sunday it might be too short, it is a ligament. It’s a shame.”

It was honours even after a passionate London derby saw Arsenal draw 0-0 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for the second time this season, with the winner takes all in the second leg on January 24.

Wenger reflected on the match saying: “It was a game that was physical and two teams that defended very well.

“It was the first leg of a tie but we had great solidarity. It was a deserved 0-0, we couldn’t take our chances. But we will try to do out job in the second leg. We have played so many games against Chelsea.”

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