The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has not played even one competitive game this season after he was cruelly injured the day before the Gunners played Chelsea in the Community Shield, but he is now finally getting back to fitness and played an hour of an U21 match last night. Although he may be too late to have an effect on Arsenal’s title race, he is still keen to get ready to play in the Euros with England.
It might sound wrong to say that the Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere will make an early return to the Arsenal side, because when he suffered that training ground accident and broke his foot just before the start of the current campaign we did not expect him to be out of action for the whole season.
If there is an agreement in place between Arsenal and England over the amount of game time that Danny Welbeck would see during the current international break it would only be a verbal arrangement in the form of a gentleman’s agreement. So there would be nothing really stopping Roy Hodgson from going back on it if he wanted to.
England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Jack Wilshere is ahead of Eric Dier of Tottenham and Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City.
The 24 year-old is yet to feature this season, but that does not appear to have had any effect on Hodgson favour for him, and looks a shoe in for the European Championship squad if he can prove his fitness.
The chances of the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott starting against Estonia at Wembley on Friday have just taken a massive turn for the better, after the England captain and regular centre forward Wayne Rooney was forced to miss the latest training session after picking up an ankle injury.
It must be a little confusing for the Arsenal and England stars Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as their situations with club and country are very different. The Ox is a regular starter for Roy Hodgson in the international games yet he struggles to force his way into the Arsenal line up.
The plot thickens as it is revealed by Roy Hodgson that the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out of action for the next six months, after the Gunners were a little vaguer on how long in their official announcement. Welbeck had already been out of action since April when Arsenal.com revealed that he needed another operation on his knee.
On the face of it, the latest injury news revealed by Arsene Wenger today on the official Arsenal website is pretty positive stuff and must be a huge relief to Jack Wilshere in particular. The midfielder’s return date from the hairline fracture of the fibula he picked up in training over a week ago should be much sooner than we were led to believe.