Gunners lost their first game since the opening day defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. The group of death is now wide open.
Arsene Wenger will be hoping that the recent blip versus Dortmund does not influence their fantastic premier league form adversely.
One of the major injury concerns in the mid-week champions league fixture was that of England international Jack Wilshere.
The gunner midfielder had pain in his right ankle but still continued to play against Dortmund before Wenger substituted him.
Previously, it was feared that the tireless youngster will be out for the clash against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
However the good news for Arsenal and the supporters is that Wilshere feels that he is fit enough to play on Saturday. He claimed:
“For five or ten minutes it was painful, then I ran it off, but it made sense to put ice on it. I’ve done that before, even before I had surgery. It is just one of those things.”
“Obviously I will have treatment because it is still a bit swollen, but I should be all right for the weekend.”
Arsenal already have more than a few stars out with injuries and the fans will be glad that the influential midfielder is fit for the next game.
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