Jack Wilshere has played down concern surrounding his injury after the player was forced to be substituted after hurting his ankle in Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final, with the midfielder expecting a swift return.
Arsenal were able to leave Stamford Bridge with their heads held high as they blunted Chelsea’s attack in the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. While the Blues did have the better chances in the game, they were worryingly poor in front of goal, with the match hardly living up to the pulsating 2-2 draw between the two sides in their last contest in the Premier League.
It now means that Arsenal hold the advantage in the tie, with the second-leg to be played at the Emirates Stadium. With the Gunners a long way behind in the league and already out of the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup constitutes one of their best chances of winning silverware this season.
If they are to beat Chelsea, then they will need to have all of their best players available, and there was some concern regarding midfielder Jack Wilshere after he injured his ankle in the first-leg.
However, Wilshere has played down these concerns, as he wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for all the messages and support after last night. Good news is i should be back in a couple of days”.
The midfielder has been in fine form since returning to the starting lineup, with his performances coinciding with Arsenal’s improvement. While Arsenal do have a glut of players that could step in, they do not have someone of the same talent or style to properly replace him.