I guess we should all be used to Arsene Wenger having absolutely no idea about Arsenal players injuries, as yet again he has got it completely wrong about how long Jack Wilshere will be on the sidelines. Jack looked very fit and lively in the pre-season games, but after being left out of the Chelsea game, Le Prof said: “He couldn’t take part in the game [on Sunday] because of an ankle problem he sustained yesterday. It happened at the training ground. We don’t think it’s bad at all but I haven’t been told whether it will be two days or five days. I don’t know how long he will not be available for. It’s a matter of days.”
Now it seems that this small problem is actually a hairline fracture, and Jack is going to be out for six to eight weeks, and so missing our start to the season as well as the two upcoming England international matches as well. Poor Jack was dying to make an early impression on the squad in this campaign and only took a three-week break before coming back early to training. He will be gutted that he cannot get his career back on track after all that extra effort.
But back to Wenger and injuries. Danny Welbeck apparently got a bruised knee back in April against Chelsea, and what did Wenger have to say the following week? He said: “It’s a question of days, it’s an inflamed knee.” Accurate as usual Arsene. We are still waiting for Danny to return over three months later!
Maybe he should let the medical team make any forecasts on player recoveries in future!