When it was revealed that Arsenal’s on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere had sustained another fractured bone in his fibula against Tottenham last week, we all thought he would be due for another long extended period in the treatment room, but the latest news, according to Arsene Wenger, is that the Englishman will not need surgery to repair it and it will have no effect on
“This injury has nothing to do with the extension of Jack’s contract,” Wenger told SkySports. “I don’t know, we haven’t entered into any negotiations.
“I think for all these cases where there is only one year to go, we will enter into negotiations during the break.”
“It’s sad because Jack is a great football player, has a great football brain and his career has been stopped by many injuries,”
Le Prof was then asked if he had spoken to Wilshere since the incident, and he replied: “Not recently no. I follow the situation closely because he sees a specialist. We think it’s a very simple fracture which doesn’t need any surgery at all, hopefully he’ll be back in July for normal training.
“I think it’s a very simple fracture of the fibula and that we need patience, and let’s hope that all goes well.
“Well until the end of the season he’s a player of Bournemouth but we have a good understanding with the medical staff [at Bournemouth].
“I had a meeting with our medical staff to see how we can liaise and if we have to bring him back but because it’s a fracture so there’s not a lot to do, just wait until when he can move again. His rehab will certainly be here because the season will be over.
“His loan spell ends at the end of the season so during the break all the rehab will be done here.”
So it’s not such bad news after all! It may not affect the Wilshere contract talks, but it would certainly serve as a warning to other clubs who were considering trying to tempt Jack away from the Emirates. Does this injury make it more likely that he will still be an Arsenal player next season?