Poor old Jack Wilshere! The Arsenal and England star has been hit with more injury woe after the club today revealed that his recovery from the injury picked up in pre-season training has not been going as well as expected and after sending the midfielder to see a specialist, the decision has been taken for him to go under the knife again, as reported by the Arsenal website.
It is a massive blow for the young player of course, as he had only just recovered from the previous injury to his ankle in time to score the BBC’s goal of the season in our final Premier League game of the season. He also managed to make an appearance as the Gunners won the FA cup final at Wembley and was looking really sharp for England and then in pre-season.
But as bad as it must be for Jack, the feeling among Arsenal fans is that we might just have another Abou Diaby on our hands, as Wilshere just keeps getting these injuries. You have to wonder if Arsenal will ever get a full season out of the 24-year old, never mind the career that his brilliant early years promised.
The only positive I can see for Wilshere is that these latest two injuries were caused by tackles and so are not really more evidence that he is injury prone. But at this rate there will be more metal in his legs and ankles than there will be bone and there is a real concern that Jack might continue to have injury problems. So is he the new Diaby?