England will miss Wilshere more than Arsenal

The worst fears are confirmed. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that his midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline crack and will miss “a few weeks” of the Premier League season. With the start of the season around the corner, this is one injury Wenger could have been better off without.

The England international is notorious for his long term injuries. For long, there were concerns if he would ever play an entire season without any injuries. He was very motivated during the pre-season to prepare for the long grueling season ahead and of course, stay injury free.

But, just like every time, injuries have a map to Wilshere’s anatomy. He sustained the injury during training ahead of the Community Shield match against Chelsea. The manager initially announced that the latest setback would mean that the English international would only be ruled out for a matter of days.

But, the 23-year-old is now on the verge of spending more time away from action. The longer spell could also mean question marks on his presence in England’s European qualifiers with San Marino and Switzerland in September.

Wilshere missed five month of last season after an ankle injury sustained at Old Trafford during the loss to United in November. It is fifth year in succession that the talented midfielder is heading out to the treatment room while his team members are preparing for on-the-pitch duels.

Wenger also spoke about the injury updates on Danny Welbeck, Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky. Welbeck is missing from action since the FA Cup final (which he missed too) and is trying hard to get fit for the season.

The England striker is on a progressive recovery, as also as Tomas Rosicky. Alexis Sanchez is just back from his pre-season holiday. The Chilean super star is given a longer holiday following his exertions at Copa America. Sanchez is now back in training but is unlikely to make it for the season opener.

Is the side well-equipped to cope with the loss of Wilshere? Call if fortunate or proper planning – Wenger has many options in midfield. Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin and Mesut Ozil should give enough for Wenger to choose from, even in the absence of Wilshere.

To be frank, he could be a bigger loss to England national team than Arsenal. Roy Hodgson, as such, will be following his recovery with anticipation.



    1. All signs lead that way sadly…In other news, has Rosicky recovered yet from the splinters in his arse? Miss seeing that trademark Rosicky turn and burst.

      1. Wouldn’t be bad if Rozza moved on… He’s still got it, but Arsene just won’t use him as much.

        1. Would be a real pity if he did move on, but couldn’t deny him if he wanted that. With Gourcuff on the market for free might be an easy 1 in, 1 out there for some experienced (and injury prone) cover. Prefer he stayed though, always gets your attention.

          1. Ohh you’d hate to see it happen and fail. But if Wenger could take the BIGGEST french prospect to never fulfil the absolutely crazy potential he showed early on!!.. ohh man.. you’d just have to tip your hat to him.

    2. its clear that roy knows how to use our arsenal players better than mr wenger and surely he must be devastated by wilshere’s injury because he understands them, knows their best positions and most of all knows how to utilize their strengths…now before you get all cocky and bi*chy, look at the records and see it for yourself…my favorite one was when he started a young oxlade chamberlain in euro 2012 ahead of other well known stars…welbeck has an outstanding england record playing under roy and even though theo has been injured, the few times he has played can show you that he is really playing a different game than the one at the emirates…….
      i know you know where am heading so…..

  1. Dzeko set to join Roma…this means City will be looking for a striker oo

    Utd, City and Chelsea are all looking for a striker

    we better act fast or it will be too late..

    1. Difference being only place Benz is supposedly looking is Arsenal. His gal pal Ozil is here, and half of France is here…

      Repeat after me: Thank you Arsene.

      In all seriousness we are a better choice than any of those. Chelsea ain’t looking at someone of his level, neither are City, United are an option but we blow them out the water for all the reasons stated + location.

          1. At reported £45 million fee (that’s like 60 million Euros), will he ever live up to his price tag?

            Di Maria flopped hard, Torres was never going to fill the 50 million expectations, nor will Sterling. Özil still hasn’t IMO and now he is entering his 3rd season with us. Plus Benzema turns 28 next December.

            On a plus side, Özil listed him in his Dream XI so possibly their minds link up very well.

  2. Shows the strength of our squad…
    our bench player is one of the country’s best…
    or does it show for foreign based players dominate the EPL..

  3. Mr wenger wanted Ozil and he got him. He wanted Sanchez and he got him. He wanted cech and he got him.
    If Arsene Wenger wants Benzema, he will get him.

    1. Thats a common misunderstanding among the fans here…wenger also wanted hazard, messi, ronaldo, rooney, cech in 2003, suarez etc just to name a few but where are they now?????…
      wenger only bought ozil and sanchez because they were no longer needed at their clubs and to be honest those clubs got the better part of the deal…madrid won the cl after selling ozil, then a year later barca won a treble after selling sanchez to us…these clubs know exactly what they need and are ready to uproot anything that would hamper their success…if wenger’s gamble doesn’t bear fruits these season, then boy we will be in for a rude shock…but its a fact that any club that will sell us their star will win the champions league next season

    2. Well in the press conference an hour ago, Wenger stated Benzema to Arsenal to all media talk and speculation. The man still plays a good bluff either way.

  4. Clearly, he’s a nailed on starter for England among the Delphs/Hendersons….but he was always going to be a squad player this season unless he properly upped his game, Santi/Mesut/Rambo are all superior.

    Frankly if he wasn’t an academy product and considered ‘one of our own’ then chances are he could’ve been sold this summer; we have better players in his position and we have legitimate upcoming talent in his position (Crowley is special).

    1. By the way, concerning Crowley. He joined Barnsley on a season long loan deal. Hope he gets valuable playing time!

  5. @gunner
    95% of foreigner talent is better it’s always been the case and a hell of a lot cheaper.

    Jack now who’s next theo ox Ramsey we all know the injuries r coming, something must be done otherwise ozil santi & sanchez are going to be run into the ground having to play every game 90+ due to it.

    Same questions unanswered
    Same expectations………
    Long live the 4th place trophy lol

    1. The only sane person on these site….congrats….the fans on these sites behave like women just before their wedding days only to be surprised to know that marriage is not the wedding day but the days after that day…

  6. Arsenal have a cover for the right wing in the Gunner of 20 year old Alex Iwobi who is a natural right winger than the refuse to play at right wing Aaron Ramsey. I want the Boss to give Iwobi a start in the West Hammers game at the Emirates Stadium. But I suspect the Boss will force Cazorla to the right wing again and deploy Ramsey to CADM to pair anchor man Coquelin at the base of Arsenal midfield. The Boss might even reverse the 2 starts by forcing Ramsey to operate from the right wing and Cazorla will go back to his CADM role which is better for him. But would Ramsey performance, starting at right wing be productive for Arsenal against West Hammers than the Boss to start Iwobi at right wing who is a natural right winger? I think the Boss should start Ramsey from the bench for this WH game. My starts again: Cech. DebuchyRhino’KoscielnyGibbs. CoquelinCazorla. IwobiOzilOxlade. Giroud. My bench: MartinezMonreaBellerinDeAbreuRamseyWalcottSanchez. These starts are vibrant and they will cause Sleven Bilic Hammers outfit to vibrate and quake and collapse at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. I wish Jack Wilshere a speedy recovery.

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