There was more bad news for Arsenal fans on opening their morning papers or going online today to follow up the bitter pill of defeat by the Wenger and Arsenal taunting morons of Stoke City. We are well used to suffering more injury problems than a bunch of drunken chainsaw jugglers though, so it was with a resigned sigh that many of us saw the news about another injury setback.
The story was that our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere, who I think was having a very good and influential season for us until the Manchester United defender Paddy McNair crashed his studs into the Gunner’s ankle, was going to be another two months on the sidelines after suffering a setback to his recovery from surgery.
However, according to a report in The Mirror this is not the case and they have their information from the reliable source of Press Association Sport.
If this is true then we can still expect Jack to be back sometime in February and that could provide a massive boost for Arsenal at a vital part of the season. With a bit of luck, he could be back in time for the 5th round of the FA cup, as long as we are still in the competition, as well as being ready to help us get through the first knockout round of the Champions League.
Until then, there is a lot of pressure on the shoulders of Aaron Ramsey who has been struggling. But the Welshman scored on Saturday and is getting fitter and starting to find some of his old form, so will Arsenal be able to cope without Jack until February?