We had a whole year and a half of the Jack Wilshere contract saga, with Arsene Wenger pushing for him to sign the extension, but Jack himself prefering to wait to speak to Le Prof’s replacement before committing to staying at the Emirates.
In the end Emery told the Englishman that he was not guaranteed a place in the new Arsenal team, and he decided to join his boyhood club West Ham, but just five weeks into the new season he has succumbed to another injury. Here is what the Mirror reported this morning….
Jack Wilshere has reportedly been ruled out for six weeks following ankle surgery.
The West Ham midfielder picked up the injury in training last week and missed the 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday.
It was hoped it would not be a serious problem but Wilshere underwent minor surgery on Monday.
And the Guardian reports he will be sidelined for up to six weeks in a real blow to the 26-year-old and Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.
You can’t help but feel sorry for him, as we surely all wish him well, especially as his troubles started when he was overplayed by Wenger at an early age, butdoesn’t it also prove that Emery made the right decision to let him go?