Jack Wilshere injury news: Arsenal midfielder to return in March as Tomas Rosicky faces another setback

England midfielder takes a step closer to return but he'll still have some time to wait

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere continues to be hampered by injury problems that may see him out until March this year. Arsene Wenger revealed that the England international's return date has extended beyond his initial three month diagnosis. "Jack is starting to run.

"Once you move outside, from the first day you count six weeks to be competitive and build up stamina."

The latest setback is the latest in a series of injuries that have plagued Wilshere’s career. In 2011 a pre-season stress fracture kept him out for 15 months.

Last season he underwent two operations on his left ankle following a November 2014 injury in a clash at Manchester United.

Gunner’s midfielder Thomas Rosicky is also set to face a spell on the sidelines. Yesterdays game against Burnley was the Czech internationals first game after a long spell out. However the 35-year-old suffered a muscular injury to his thigh and is thought to be out again for between four and six weeks. 

Addressing the media after Arsenal’s 2-1 win in yesterday’s FA Cup fourth round game, Wenger also gave an update on Danny Welbeck. “[He] is not completely ready but he is not far. He needs a game or two because he’s been out since last April. The Stoke [under-21] game is too soon because he only had one session with the team, and that is too short."