Injured Wilshere to miss Arsenal's clash with Burnley

The midfielder has a knee problem that will keep him out of Saturday’s game although his manager does not expect him to be out of action for too long

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Jack Wilshere will miss Arsenal’s clash with Burnley due to a knee injury.

The England international had been expected to return from suspension against Sean Dyche’s side but has picked up a knee problem in training, although Wenger does not expect him to be out for long and admitted Kieran Gibbs is unlikely to feature in the clash.

“There is a slight problem with Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs has a test,” he told reporters. “[Wilshere] got a kick on his knee, it is very, very short-term.

“Gibbs is a hip problem. He is a doubt but we’ll know more tomorrow.”

The Arsenal boss also denied that Theo Walcott could be named in his starting line-up as he closes in on a first-team return after 10 months out of action after rupturing anterior cruciate ligaments.

“Theo Walcott is not completely ready. He’s been out for too long to start,” Wenger added.

Arsenal, who sit fifth in the Premier League after nine matches, are looking to make it three consecutive victories in all competitions at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday

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