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'I could use him now' - Wenger admits Arsenal miss midfielder Jack Wilshere

FOOTBALL By Game Yetu | January 7th 2017
[PHOTO: COURTESY]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he could use loanee Jack Wilshere in his injury-hit team right now.

Wilshere was sent out on a season-long loan to Bournemouth in August in a bid to earn regular first-team football, with the midfielder impressing for the ninth-placed Cherries this season.

Wenger, meanwhile, is without Mohamed Elneny due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, while Francis Coquelin recently joined Santi Cazorla on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring problem in Arsenal's 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on Tuesday.

Asked if he could have use Wilshere now, the Frenchman said: "Yes, I could use him now.”

However, Wenger reiterates it was the right decision to send Wilshere out on loan at the time.

He continued: "But if he (Wilshere) had not played until now, he would not be ready to play now. What looks unfair is that at some moment in the season you know you could need the player.

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