I may be wrong of course, but I have a feeling that the Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere might already be back in training with his club team mates by now and could have featured in one of the Gunners’ next three games, if there was not an international break just around the corner.
As reported by The Mirror, Arsene Wenger gave his latest injury update on the Arsenal squad in the press conference ahead of our Premier League clash at home with West Ham this weekend. The Frenchman explained that Wilshere’s return was taking longer than usual but he could not say why.
The boss said, “I don’t know how close he is because we have to respect the progression of his training and it is very difficult to give you a date. I am hoping it’s a matter of weeks (before he is back).
“He had a little inflammation of his ankle so we had to rest him anyway and decided to get the screws off instead of doing it at the end of the season because there is England again. It has taken a bit longer but I don’t really know why.”
It is clear and also very understandable that Arsenal are being careful with Jack after all his injury problems in the last few years and if Wenger is deliberately holding him back to avoid him playing for England, I don’t blame him. It would be just about typical if we got him back for one or two games only to see him get injured playing for England. It happened last season.
Wilshere does not hold back for club or country and so an extra few weeks of rest and training will do him no harm at all. I just hope that there is no real underlying problem affecting his comeback. Do you think Wenger is just being super cautious with his player?