Jack Wilshere has sustained a new "small stress fracture", although the Arsenal midfielder has not yet been ruled out for the rest of the season.

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Last week, Wilshere, 20, suffered a setback in his rehabilitation from ankle surgery, sparking fears the England international will not make his comeback this campaign and will subsequently miss Euro 2012.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger offered a more positive outlook over the weekend, but a report on Tuesday suggested the youngster's setback looks long-term.

ESPNsoccernet understands the latest injury is in a different area of the ankle to Wilshere's original problem, and the playmaker has been pencilled in for a scan in two weeks' time to determine the extent of the problem.

Wenger is set to make an announcement on the matter after his side's trip to Bolton on Wednesday, with the club hopeful Wilshere will still appear during the 2011-12 season.