The Arsenal and England midfield star Jack Wilshere has had more than his fair share of injury problems already in his playing career. In fact he has probably missed more days due to injury than something like 90 percent of professional footballers and he is still only 24-years old.
After the Arsenal forward Theo Walcott missed out on the England squad for the disappointing Euro 2016 tournament in the summer, which was a result of his poor form at club level in the second half of last season, he seems to have got his act together and has been producing some great performances for the Gunners.
It is hardly surprising that a lot of talk in the football press recently has been about the form of the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott. Some Arsenal fans will remember when the fleet footed forward was like this before when he was the club’s top scorer in the 2012-13 season with 21 goals from 31 starts and 12 sub appearances in all competitions, but that was the only really productive season we have seen from him.
We will have to wait and see whether the Arsenal and England defender Kieran Gibbs is selected by his national manager Roy Hodgson for the friendly game against France at Wembley tonight, which is bound to be an odd and emotionally charged encounter after the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris, but with England wracked by injury problems and having to play a very young team, as well as the limp performance put in by Ryan Bertrand at left back against Spain, I will be surprised if Gibbs does not start.
The subject of rotating players in the Arsenal squad is a hot topic at the minute after Arsene Wenger chose to make a fair few changes, most notably bringing in Ospina for Cech, and losing a second Champions League group game in a row.
In one way, looking from an Arsenal perspective, you could be happy that England did not use our young defender Calum Chambers as they once again flopped at an international tournament. The Arsenal player has had no chance to pick up an injury and as the Three Lions are out of the Euro under 21 championship, he will be able to have a proper summer break and be ready for the start of the season.
The Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere is very close to a comeback from his latest injury, (caused by a bad tackle by Man United´s Paddy McNair and NOT proof that he is injury prone). But even if he features against Liverpool on Saturday and in every other game until the end of the season, including a possible two FA cup games, the central midfielder will only have made 26 appearances this season.