Wilshere has 'no chance' for England qualifiers, says Wenger

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The Arsenal midfielder will not be able to recover from a cracked left fibula in time to take on San Marino or Switzerland in September, declares the Gunners manager

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not expect Jack Wilshere to be fit in time for England's Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland in September.

The midfielder is yet to feature this season, having suffered a hairline crack to his left fibula during training earlier in August.

Wilshere scored twice in the Three Lions' 3-2 win over Slovenia in June, with Roy Hodgson's unbeaten side sitting top of Group E, but he looks set to miss the next two matches, in which England could secure a spot at the tournament.

"We believe that is too optimistic to think that he will be available for England," Wenger told the press.

"After the international break, he has a chance but, beforehand, no chance."


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