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England without Wilshere for EUROs

Published: Tuesday 17 April 2012, 9.30CET
Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury and will not be fit for UEFA EURO 2012.
England without Wilshere for EUROs
Jack Wilshere has been ruled out of UEFA EURO 2012 through injury ©Getty Images
 
Published: Tuesday 17 April 2012, 9.30CET

England without Wilshere for EUROs

Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury and will not be fit for UEFA EURO 2012.

Arsène Wenger has confirmed that Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for the rest of Arsenal FC's season and will not be fit to represent England at UEFA EURO 2012 this summer.

The midfielder, 20, has been out of competitive action since first sustaining a stress fracture to his right ankle during England's 2-2 UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying draw with Switzerland on 4 June. He further aggravated the situation during a friendly in July, and although he has since had surgery, Wenger admitted that Wilshere is making slow progress in his recovery.

Speaking after Arsenal's 2-1 home defeat by Wigan Athletic FC on Monday night, the Gunners' manager said: "He is not ready to practise today or next week. He makes progress, but slow progress. He will not be ready for the end of the season and not for the EUROs. He is devastated, and you can understand that."

England kick off their EURO 2012 campaign against France in Donetsk on 11 June. They will also come up against Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine in Group D.

Last updated: 17/04/12 9.54CET

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