Arsenal boss Wenger admits rushing Wilshere back ahead of schedule

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Jack Wilshere played in victory over Norwich City ahead of schedule.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Jack Wilshere played in victory over Norwich City ahead of schedule.

Wenger admits starting Wilshere was something of a gamble, but insists he will not take any unnecessary risks over his long-term health.

“I rushed Jack back a bit, he was not completely ready,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “How careful must I be? To listen well to the medical advice and that is what I have to do.

“Use him when everything is alright and listen to him as well, how he feels. He has been out for six weeks, so maybe it was a bit too rushed what I did.

“He has practised with me since he was 16, so I know quite well how his body responds to things.”

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