When Arsene Wenger takes the Arsenal squad off for pre-season training and a few money spinning matches against Sydney FC and Western Sydney Warriors in Australia and then Bayern Munich and Chelsea in China, he was never going to be able to take the whole Arsenal squad, as the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin will be returning late, if at all, because of their international duties over the summer.
One player that the boss would have been hoping was on the plane, however, is our injury ravaged England international Jack Wilshere, but once again the midfielder’s recovery has been put back from it’s original timescale, reports the Daily Mail, and I have to wonder whether this latest injury blow may signal the beginning of the end for him and Arsenal FC.
It was over two months ago that Jack picked up his latest injury while playing on loan for AFC Bournemouth and it was only a hairline fracture of his left fibula. Almost any other player would be ready to train and play again by now you feel and whether it is because he has legs of glass or has not been looking after himself properly it is a big problem.
Even though the report claims that Wilshere will be training with the squad again when they return from abroad for the Emirates Cup and the new season, surely he could have done with the extra time to get ready and have any chance of making the team.
Now I can only see another loan spell or a permanent move on the cards. Is it all over?