According to the Guardian, Jack Wilshere is now set to return in April, not March.

The midfielder, who’s been injured since August, was initially predicted to be making his return for the away leg of our tie with Barcelona. However, according to the boss, his progress is slow and he now may be out for several more weeks.

Speaking ahead of our match with Swansea on Wednesday, Wenger said, “Jack is doing quite well but has still not been outside yet, running. He starts again, I think, this week. He will be three to four weeks [more] out.”

The 24-year-old’s progress isn’t just slow, it’s stalling and he’s not been out for so long it’s hard to even be optimistic when it comes to his recovery. In fact, he was already supposed to have returned to training.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal controls the ball during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Although I’m sure Jack’s even more frustrated than we are, it’s concerning that no one seems to be able to keep him injury-free. There’s being prone and then there’s Jack.

Hopefully his slow return is mainly down to being cautious with him rather than a genuine set-back. Here’s hoping he can return as quickly and safely as possible.