England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to undergo a scan on Tuesday to confirm his position in the England team for the game against Holland. The player suffered an ankle injury in Arsenal’s Emirates Cup game against New York Red Bulls.
Wilshere, in his Twitter account, confirmed that the scan had been rescheduled for Tuesday. The midfielder lasted seven minutes in Sunday’s game against the Red Bulls before Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger substituted him.
Wenger, previously, said that the injury sustained by Wilshere was not very serious but revealed that the midfielder could be out for the whole of next week as he has an ankle inflammation.
“He is a quick healer usually and a tough boy so I hope he will be quicker than the medical predictions,” Wenger told Arsenal.com after the game against Red Bulls. “They told me he might be out next week. If he is out next week, he will not play against Benfica so he will certainly not play for England.”
The news will come as a blow for England boss Fabio Capello as he is already without midfielders Steven Gerrard and Theo Walcott, according to an ESPN report.
Jack Wilshere, 19, was selected in the first team for the pre-season friendlies in 2008 against Barnet as a half-time substitute for Henri Lansbury, where he set up a goal for Jay Simpson. Wilshere scored his first two goals for Arsenal in a 10–2 win against a Burgenland XI, and again two days later in a friendly against German club Stuttgart. Wilshere has appeared in 37 games for Arsenal.