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I rushed Wilshere return, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he ‘rushed’ midfielder Jack Wilshere back from injury too early for Saturday’s dramatic comeback victory over Norwich City.

Wilshere, who had missed six weeks with an ankle problem, played the first 59 minutes of the 3-1 victory before being substituted following a subdued display.

‘I rushed Jack back a bit. He was not completely ready,’ Wenger said on the club website ( ‘I will get advice from the medical department and how he feels as well and use my experience.’ Wilshere has made 27 Arsenal appearances this season having missed all of the last campaign through injury. Wenger now faces a dilemma about whether to start the him for Tuesday’s match at home to Everton, rivals for a top-four finish.

‘How careful have I to be? To listen well to the medical advice and that is what I have to do, use him when everything is all right and listen to him as well, how he feels,’ Wenger added. ‘Jack has been out for six weeks, so maybe it was a bit too rushed what I did. He practices with me since he was 16, so I know how his body responds.’
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