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Jack Wilshere injured in North London Derby

Clive Mason

Arsenal might have the lead against Tottenham Hotspur at halftime in the North London Derby, but there's also some very bad news: Jack Wilshere is injured. Again. The midfielder, who started alongside Aaron Ramsey in the double pivot, has picked up what looked to be lower body problem that forced a switch just before the break, with Mathieu Flamini coming on in his place.

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Although the extend of the injury isn't yet clear -- Wilshere managed to limp off, at least -- any sort of issue will be a blow for both Arsenal and England, neither of whom can afford to lose the 21-year-old for very long. That there was no contact will worry Arsene Wenger further, who's already having to deal with the absences of Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Considering Wilshere's luck with injuries, it's natural to fear the worst, but hopefully this turns out to be more precautionary than anything else.

Update: Apparently he's just very ill.

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