The Gunners boss has opted to give the England midfielder less game time in order to aid his full recovery from the injury which necessitated his being dropped to the bench
As revealed by Goal.com, the Gunners have spared no expense in their space-age rehabilitation centre to bring the England midfielder back to action after five-and-a-half weeks, though the Frenchman has conceded that he "rushed" his starlet back before he was fully ready.
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"Jack was a bit in pain after the game," Wenger told reporters. "He has a break until next Sunday and that is different so he will be available.
"There is no basic ankle problem. I just felt we had to stop him because of inflammation last time and I just felt to give him three games in six days would be too much.
"I do not want to go into a vicious circle again when I play, I play him, I play him and then suddenly ... I think coming back after six weeks out, two games in a week was enough.
"Jack has a game that is based on dribbling so they are more exposed to kicks and players who are just passing players and you don't want him to lose that because that is his strength."