Last Updated: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:33
Jack Wilshere is set to start for Arsenal against Fenerbahce on Tuesday but boss Arsene Wenger will be cautious with the midfielder.
The combative midfielder has suffered a succession of ankle and knee complaints over the course of the last two years and missed the entirety of the 2011/12 season as a result.
The England international came on as a substitute in the Gunners' 3-1 win at Fulham on Saturday and is in line to start the Champions League qualifier second-leg at home to Turkish side Fenerbahce, but Wenger is keen to manage Wilshere's fitness.
"He was a bit tired [before the Fulham game] but it was more about giving him a rest," the Frenchman told the club's official website.
"He could have played but it made sense to give him a breather because we're playing every three days at the moment. He is not 100 per cent yet, but he is 90 per cent.
"I'm a bit cautious because he's had a few operations. I don't want to make a mistake on the medical front and overuse him because the ankle is the most important part of any football player.
"I would be a bit more cautious with Jack [than with others]. Until we feel he is completely free from any risk, of course."
Arsenal have a 3-0 advantage thanks to their first-leg victory and are on course to qualify for the tournament proper but they do have a few injury concerns ahead of Fenerbahce's visit.
Thomas Vermaelen (back), Abou Diaby (knee), Mikel Arteta (thigh) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) are all ruled out, but Laurent Koscielny is available for selection following suspension.
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