Arsenal are preparing for a huge week after the international break, as they return to Premier League action against Stoke City before clashing with CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals.
Success in Europe now stands as Arsenal’s only route back to the Champions League, with the Gunners set to miss out on a top-four finish for the second year in a row, but their plans were potentially handed a blow during the international break.
Jack Wilshere forced his way back into the England fold for the first time in two years ahead of the Three Lions’ clashes with Holland and Italy but was forced to withdraw ahead of the 1-0 win against the Dutch side, after sustaining a knock in training.
Arsene Wenger is reported to be furious at England’s treatment of the 26-year-old, according to The Daily Star, and a war of words with Gareth Southgate was only avoided after it became clear Wilshere is in contention to feature against Stoke this weekend.
Arsenal have put a lot of effort into nursing Wilshere back into health this season, seeing him make 31 appearances across all competitions.