But instead of taking his seat in the stands, Wenger - flanked by Jens Lehmann - sat amongst the journalists in the press section at Stamford Bridge as he watched his side earn a 0-0 draw.
The two intervening games are "winnable" for us as the first is away at lowly Bournemouth and then a home game against Crystal Palace, who gave us a very tough fight in the away fixture not long ago, and obviously we have a lengthening injury list to contend with...
'I hope all the best for him and as a striker it is like this, sometimes you score, sometimes you don't score, but his effort for the team is good and he always tries, and I think if he scores one again then everything will be fine.
Nottingham took the lead in the match through Eric Lichaj before Per Mertesacker equalised for the Gunners.
Arsenal were the beneficiaries of careless Chelsea finishing, with Fabregas and Andreas Christensen culprits with poor headed efforts, while keeper David Ospina saved well from Moses and Alvaro Morata.
Sky Sports pundit, and Arsenal's record goalscorer, Thierry Henry praised Wilshere for his form and positive playing style in West London. "If you cannot give the players what they want, they won't sign a new deal".
Jack Wilshere expects to make a swift return to the Arsenal team after banishing any concerns over his ankle worry.
Tottenham Hotspur have dropped their interest in signing Manchester United target Malcom from Bordeaux during the January transfer window. I feel that I look better, I have certainly lost a bit of weight, and am leaner.
The 20-year-old, who is also wanted by arch-rivals Tottenham this month, has emerged as an option to potentially replace Alexis Sanchez should he leave for Manchester City either this month, or in the summer. "Players don't want to be there, and it feels like everything is losing control at Arsenal".
For a youngster to do that says to me that there is something wrong in the dressing room. The Chilean then came on to play the last 25 minutes, with Wenger adamant that his personnel decisions had "nothing to do with the transfer market".
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