Arsenal injury list: Jack Wilshere joins Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Abou Diaby and Kim Kallstrom on the sidelines
England midfielder will be out of action for at least six weeks
Jack Wilshere became the latest member of Arsenal's injury list after suffering a hairline fracture to the navicular bone in his left foot on international duty for England against Denmark.
Wilshere joins Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Abou Diaby and Kim Kallstrom on the sidelines for the Gunners, and will be out for up to six weeks.
While Wilshere should return in good time to feature in the World Cup for England, the same cannot be said for Theo Walcott, who will miss the tournament because of the cruciate ligament injury he picked up in the 2-0 FA Cup third round victory over Tottenham Hotspur in January.
Other crocked Gunners include Abou Diaby, who has been out for a whole year, and left-back Nacho Monreal who has an ankle problem.
Kim Kallstrom, who has yet to make his debut for the club he joined on loan from Spartak Moscow in January, is close to finally making an appearance for Arsenal, while the man who he was signed to deputise for, Aaron Ramsey will hopefully be back for the Premier League match at Tottenham on 16 March.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal transfer news: Gunners given boost in hunt for Marco Reus, why Wenger signed Gabriel Paulista, no move for Cheick Tiote
Chelsea injury news: Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic could join Diego Costa on the sidelines for crucial Manchester City clash
Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City, United want Gareth Bale
Australian Open 2015: Thanks to Amelie Mauresmo, it's no longer Andy Murray against the world
Danny Ings to Liverpool: Burnley striker wants move but loan-back is illegal, says Premier League
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures