Can you believe that Jack Wilshere has missed close to 1,000 days of football at Arsenal? If you did, then you know how quickly Wilshere moves from the thick of action to the doctors table. If you didn’t, well… you are either Wilshere or his doctor.
The plot thickens as it is revealed by Roy Hodgson that the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out of action for the next six months, after the Gunners were a little vaguer on how long in their official announcement. Welbeck had already been out of action since April when Arsenal.com revealed that he needed another operation on his knee.
What was Wenger thinking! by PR
How long have we been saying that the injury situation at Arsenal has been getting better? And, as always, we have been proved wrong once again. But even worse it is our backup striker Danny Welbeck that will be missing until at least Christmas, having already been out of action for the last five months….
Arsenal are no exception in modern football in the amount of people there are working behind the scenes. Almost every aspect of the game is analysed these days and with every effort taken to get the best possible results out of the individual players and the team as a whole.
When the Arsenal and England international forward Danny Welbeck picked up an in jury during the Premier League home game against Chelsea near the end of April, it was not thought that it was much of an issue. From then on the news from Arsene Wenger on the former Man United man was always positive and always made it sound as if Welbeck was on the verge of a comeback.
The worst fears are confirmed. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that his midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline crack and will miss “a few weeks” of the Premier League season. With the start of the season around the corner, this is one injury Wenger could have been better off without.
I guess we should all be used to Arsene Wenger having absolutely no idea about Arsenal players injuries, as yet again he has got it completely wrong about how long Jack Wilshere will be on the sidelines. Jack looked very fit and lively in the pre-season games, but after being left out of the Chelsea game, Le Prof said: “He couldn’t take part in the game [on Sunday] because of an ankle problem he sustained yesterday. It happened at the training ground. We don’t think it’s bad at all but I haven’t been told whether it will be two days or five days. I don’t know how long he will not be available for. It’s a matter of days.”
The Premier League season hasn’t even begun yet but Arsenal have sustained their first new injury setback. Jack Wilshere took a knock on his ankle in the last training session before the Community Shield win over Chelsea, which could be related to the ankle injury which made him miss five months of last season.