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The Arsenal man has suffered several setbacks to his recovery this season and it is believed a knee problem is now delaying his comeback

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered yet more frustration in his recovery from injury, according the Sunday Mirror.

The 20-year-old has not played all season after suffering an ankle injury during Arsenal’s pre-season Emirates Cup clash with the New York Red Bulls, and has already suffered several setbacks in his rehabilitation attempts this campaign.

And after targeting a return to the Gunners first team in their London derby with Chelsea in three weeks' time, it is claimed the youngster has now picked up a knee injury which has forced him to rest for four days.

All this comes after a stunning breakthrough first full season with Arsenal which saw him win the PFA Young Player of the Year award and make his full England debut.

Wilshere was beginning to form a strong partnership with Tottenham’s Scott Parker at the heart of the Three Lions’ midfield, but it now looks like he is in a race against time to get himself fit for this summer’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

The Arsenal man is believed to be targeting this week as a chance to make-up for any lost time, but he is being closely monitored by the club’s fitness team and will not be allowed to rush his comeback.

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