Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says despite aggravating a previous ankle injury which forced him off against Borussia Dortmund the England international should be available against Crystal Palace this weekend.
The 21 year old was replaced by Santi Cazorla after 58 minutes in the defeat to Dortmund having received treatment for an ankle complaint in the first half.
Wilshere has a history of ankle problems, having twice undergone surgery, but despite suffering a similar injury which eventually saw him miss over a year of action, the Arsenal man is confident he will recover in time for this weekend's trip to Selhurst Park.
"I jarred it when I was going through," Wilshere said. "My ankle stopped and my body went over it and I jarred it a little bit.
"For five or 10 minutes it was painful, then I ran it off, but it made sense to put ice on it. I've done that before, even before I had surgery. It is just one of those things.
"Obviously I will have treatment tomorrow because it is still a bit swollen, but I should be all right for the weekend."
Manager Arsene Wenger says Wilshere will undergo treatment in the next few days ahead of the visit to Palace.
"You could see that he was not completely himself and that is why I decided to take him off. At the moment it is his desire to play that gets him through the game," Wenger said.
"It looks like he was handicapped after the first tackle he got. He looked like he landed awkwardly. He looked to me that he limped a little bit.
"We will see how he responds in the next two or three days, we haves to wait for the medical assessment."
Wilshere's precarious fitness has meant Wenger has always been forced to take medical advice over whether to play the former Bolton loanee. His recent workload for club and country, which has seen him play 18 games already this term, could see him rested this weekend.
Mathieu Flamini is due to return following a concussion picked up against Norwich City while Cazorla, who made his second appearance since an ankle problem of his own against Dortmund, is back in contention.