The Arsenal fans are very used to our players being out for much longer than forecast by Arsene Wenger, and it is looking like we are going to be disappointed again. Just last week Wenger said about Jack Wilshere: “He is progressing slowly. Unfortunately he will not be available for Saturday.”
We thought this meant that he would be available again in time for the Chelsea game, but now it is being reported in the Mirror that he has a nervous wait for a couple of weeks to find out if he needs another plate in his ankle. The report says:
Arsene Wenger hoped the midfielder would return after the international break but should the injury remain troublesome, he will see a specialist
Jack Wilshere will discover in the next two weeks if he needs surgery to cure his injury problem.
The England midfield star has been out with a leg fracture this season but manager Arsene Wenger hoped he would be fit to return after the international break.
But the injury is taking longer to heal than anticipated and he will be given another fortnight to see if there is any progress.
If it is still troublesome, then Wilshere will go to a specialist – and the outcome could be that a metal plate will need to be inserted in his leg.
That would mean at least another six weeks on the sidelines for the 23-year-old England international.
This report was written by Steve Stammers, who was the writer of Arsenal’s Official Biography, so he obviously has close contacts within the club and it would seem they are worried about Jack.
You can only feel sorry for the lad. He burst back to form in the last few games of last season and came back early from the summer break to make sure he was in top shape for the beginning of the new campaign, only to be cruelly struck with a relapse just before the Community Shield against Chelsea.
We can only hope for the best, but the prognosis does not look good….