By FOX SPORTS Staff
Wilshere, who spent 14 months on the sidelines with an ankle injury, only made his return to action in October, and he has thus far been one of the brightest sparks in Arsenal's faltering season.
The 21-year-old has firmly established himself as a first-team regular in midfield for the Gunners and was expected to be the main inspiration for Arsene Wenger's men in their bid to progress into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
However, Arsenal currently find themselves trailing 3-1 from the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie with Die Roten, and with the Bundesliga league leaders in fine form, the Gunners will need a momentous effort to overturn the deficit when they clash at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, Arsenal will likely be without the services of Wilshere for the second leg, who reportedly picked up an ankle injury during the Gunners' 2-1 loss to arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in their last Premier League fixture.
According the the Telegraph, Wilshere spent majority of the past nine days recuperating from his injury in Dubai but has failed to recover in time for Wednesday's crucial tie.
Thankfully for Arsenal, the blow of Wilshere's absence from the team was offset by news of the potential return of full-back Kieran Gibbs, who has missed the past seven games including the first leg of the last-16 tie due to a thigh injury.
Bayern too have injury concerns of their own, with winger Frank Ribery unavailable for the German outfit after suffering a ligament strain in his left ankle in the club's 3-2 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf over the weekend.
Die Roten defender Jerome Boateng and midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will also not take part due to suspension.