Arsenal crock Jack Wilshere has suffered a new setback in his bid to return from an ankle operation.

The Sunday Mirror says he was hoping to be back for Arsenal's clash with Chelsea at the end of the month.

But Wilshere was found to be suffering from a knee injury last week and was forced to rest for four days.

That put on hold plans to intensify his rehabilitation programme in the hope he would available not only for Arsenal in the run-in to their league programme but also for England at Euro 2012.