Arsenal's Jack Wilshere says I'll be back in 'a couple of days'

Jack Wilshere has assured Arsenal fans that he'll be back in just "a couple of days" despite suffering another ankle injury against Chelsea on Wednesday.

The injury-plagued midfielder limped off in the second half of the 0-0 draw after his foot was twisted when hit by a cross from point-blank range.

But Wilshere, whose career has been interrupted by numerous lengthy injury layoffs, offered a positive diagnosis on social media after being examined on Thursday.

"Thanks for all the messages and support after last night. Good news is I should be back in a couple of days," Wilshere wrote on Twitter.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had said after the Carabao Cup semifinal that Wilshere will probably miss Sunday's trip to Bournemouth -- where he played on loan last season -- but that the injury didn't look "too bad."

Wilshere has re-established himself as a regular Premier League starter for the Gunners in recent weeks but could face added competition for his place when Aaron Ramsey returns from his own injury.