Wilshere plays down injury fears

12 January 2018 04:13:32 EST

Jack Wilshere has suggested that he may have recovered from an ankle injury in time to feature for Arsenal at Bournemouth on Sunday.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had said after the 0-0 draw against Chelsea in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday that Wilshere would not be able to play against the Cherries because of the ankle sprain that forced the midfielder to be substituted at Stamford Bridge.

However, the 26-year-old, who has made 11 Premier League appearances this season, said on Twitter: "Thanks for all the messages and support after Wednesday night. Good news is I should be back in a couple of days."

Meanwhile, Francis Coquelin has admitted that he should have left Arsenal earlier after completing his £12million transfer to Valencia.

The French midfielder has only started one Premier League game for Wenger's team this season, and said: "It's true that there was interest in the summer but in my head I wanted to continue at Arsenal and do well there.

"It wasn't to be and now this opportunity has come up.

"I almost regret not having come before. I think it's an excellent opportunity for me and I'm very grateful. It's a big challenge, and a new start in my life for me, which I'm very excited about."

Arsenal, 1500/1 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, are 21/20 to beat Bournemouth on Sunday and 8/1 to win the match from behind.

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