Arsenal's Jack Wilshere plays down severity of ankle knock after scan

The England international is expected to be fit for the start of the new Premier League season after picking up the injury in the Emirates Cup against New York Red Bulls

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reassured fans that he should be fit for the start of the Premier League season after picking up an ankle injury.

Wilshere was substituted after seven minutes during the Gunners' Emirates Cup pre-season friendly against New York Red Bulls, but he doesn’t expect to be out of action for long.

Arsenal's opening match of the season is a trip to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle on August 14, but the 19-year-old England international only expects to be resting his injury for a couple of days.

In an attempt to quell suggestions he could miss the trip to the north-east, as well as potentially suggesting he could line up for England against the Netherlands on August 10, Wilshere took to Twitter to provide an update following his scan.

He said: "Ankle scan just showed some inflammation. Hopefully will settle down in a few days."