Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Jack Wilshere is ill and not injured.

The talented midfielder hobbled from the pitch late in the first half of the Gunners' 1-0 win over North London rivals Tottenham on Sunday but Wenger allayed fears that it is another ankle injury.

He also confirmed that Wilshere will be available to represent England against Moldova and Ukraine this weekend.

"It was an illness. We had two sick players before the game, one of them was just before the game - and that was (Bacary) Sagna," he told Sky Sports.

"Wilshere was a bit better so I decided to play with him and not Sagna. Both were not right."

Of Wilshere he added: "He has a stomach bug, but nothing that will stop him from playing for England."

 Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Arsenal