Wilshere makes Arsenal squad for Galatasaray clash

The 22-year-old was forced off against Tottenham on Saturday with an ankle problem but has trained ahead of Wednesday night’s game at the Emirates


Jack Wilshere has been named in Arsenal’s Champions League squad to face Galatasaray after taking part in training on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old was initially a doubt for Wednesday night’s clash at the Emirates Stadium after suffering an ankle injury during the 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Saturday.

Goal reported on Monday that Wilshere’s ankle problem was not believed to be serious, although Arsene Wenger admitted in his pre-match press conference that he was still undecided whether the midfielder will start against Galatasaray.

“He’s in the squad for tomorrow [Wednesday]. Will I start him or not? I don’t know yet, we have to be cautious. But he’s in the squad,” said the Frenchman.

Wilshere’s availability comes as a relief to Wenger after Aaron Ramsey was ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring tear, while Mikel Arteta will miss two to three weeks with a calf strain.

Wenger is also without Abou Diaby as the midfielder continues his return from a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Meanwhile, Wenger confirmed that Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry will resume full training next week.

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