Surprise! Arsenal Crock Wilshere Suffers Another Injury Setback! by AT
Arsenal have suffered yet another injury blow as star midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered yet another setback in his rehabilitation from injury and is now expected to return in February, at the earliest. Now while the estimated return date for the midfielder is around February, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted that it is difficult to be sure.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, the Frenchman said: “He will not be back before February, that’s for sure. I said February but honestly I don’t know. ‘I let him do his recovery. It’s going slowly. Once he goes again, goes outside to train, once he is back again into sharp, hard work physically, you count five or six weeks, so at the moment he is not there yet.”
Having suffered the ankle injury in pre-season, the English international is yet to feature for Arsenal this campaign and his non-availability has been a significant factor in the Gunners’ injury crisis in midfield. With the current ankle injury being the tenth of his career, you cannot help but worry about how much Jack can contribute on the long-term.
When it comes to his abilities on the pitch, there is no question that Jack Wilshere has the ability to become a world-class midfielder. With unmatched tenacity and dedication to go with technical brilliance and supreme dribbling, the Englishman has all the attributes to be the engine room of the Gunners’ midfield. But the problem is that Arsene Wenger just cannot afford to depend on the player.
For me, the most worrying part is Wenger stating that he just does not know when Jack could make a return. While I really hope to see him back in February, I won’t be surprised if news emerges that he’s suffered another setback, just like the never-ending returns of Abou Diaby. But on a positive note, I really think the Gunners’ midfield has what it takes to finish the season without Wilshere. Besides, Wenger is poised to sign Basel midfielder Mohammed Elneny in the coming days.