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Arsenal's Wilshere breaks foot with England

Published: Thursday 6 March 2014, 15.58CET
Jack Wilshere will miss the second leg of Arsenal FC's round of 16 tie with FC Bayern München after being ruled out for more than six weeks due to a broken foot.
Arsenal's Wilshere breaks foot with England
Jack Wilshere receives treatment on Wednesday night at Wembley ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 6 March 2014, 15.58CET

Arsenal's Wilshere breaks foot with England

Jack Wilshere will miss the second leg of Arsenal FC's round of 16 tie with FC Bayern München after being ruled out for more than six weeks due to a broken foot.

Jack Wilshere will miss the second leg of Arsenal FC's UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie with FC Bayern München after being ruled out for more than six weeks with a broken foot.

The 22-year-old midfielder sustained the injury early in England's 1-0 friendly win against Denmark on Wednesday. According to a club statement: "Following initial scans carried out by the FA [Football Association] 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 now require a period of approximately six weeks' rehabilitation, before starting to regain his match fitness."

Arsenal travel to Munich on Tuesday in attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit, a trip for which they were already without the injured Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey plus suspended goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny. Even if Arsenal make it through, Wilshere would not be fit in time for the quarter-finals in the first two weeks of April.

Last updated: 06/03/14 16.12CET

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