Wilshere hoping for swift return but Arsenal fans shouldn’t expect one…

Jack Wilshere is the latest Arsenal star to fall foul of injury in recent weeks, and he isn’t known for his swift recovery time.

The England midfielder was our captain for the encounter with Chelsea yesterday, and he was more than deserving of the Man of the Match award, but unluckily had to limp off the pitch just under an hour into the 90 minutes.

Mohamed Elneny was the man to replace him, and will likely be the name set to continue in the starting XI in his absence, but our numbers are already short, with Aaron Ramsey already ruled out, and Francis Coquelin having been sold to Valencia this week.

Ashley Maitland-Niles could well find himself being shifted to cover the absence in the centre, while Calum Chambers and Alex Iwobi may also be able to be utilised.

Wilshere’s loss will leave us extremely short of creativity in the middle of the park, and the only good news as we await his return is that his new injury is not related to his knee. The 26 year-old has struggled with a number of attempts to return from a knee issue on a number of occasions, and while I don’t believe he is able to recover as quick as some others, hopefully he can be back in the line-up sooner rather than later.

The former Arsenal academy star has been one of our better players since his return, and was being eyed for a key role in the England set-up for the upcoming World Cup in Russia, and his form this season would have been a huge plus for his country.

Should we expect to see Wilshere again this term? Will he need to be nursed back to fitness following this injury? Who could fill the creative hole in midfield in his absence?

Pat J

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  1. McLovin says:

    Seems like a great timing to sell Coquelin. Now, rather than in 2 weeks.


    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Pavon would be a good addition

      but is he able to get a visa to play?

  2. McLovin says:

    According to Transfermarkt.co.uk, we have a squad of 28 men, minus:

    4 – Macey, Maitland, Mavropanos and Akpom are still and probably registered as U21 players
    2 – Sanchez and Coquelin, certain to leave
    2 – Possibly leaving Walcott, Debuchy
    1 – Cazorla who has not been registered and PROB will not be registered

    That would leave us a squad of 19 players, which is incredibly low. This would mean we need to bring in at least 3-4 players:


  3. mark says:

    It’s always his ankle or knee. Look on the bright side….this means a better contract negotiation for the club, with more money to spend on other players! 😀 …..NOT!

  4. El Neny will play in the middle…hopefully Cazorla will be back by end of the month…but dare I say.

    1. jon fox says:

      I mean , what ever is your problem? Cazorla back in weeks? HE IS NOT COMIMG BACK SO GET USED TO REALITY.

  5. Badenglish says:

    I give you a Tip MR Wenger: don’t buy Nadim Amiri. He is not good. Worst than Granit Xhaka Kolasinac and Mustafi

  6. John says:

    Why AW has been treating TW like crap is madness he told the truth after the Cristal pl game and bang that’s it. If I was TW I would just take my wage and leave when I want. AW has finished this club that he once took to the top of the game. luis enrique should get the arsenal job no matter what AW says. And I think AW should leave the club for good

  7. ThirdManJW says:

    Put it this way…I’d be very surprised to see Wilshere play again this season.

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      A lot of haters against facts today!!! Haha.

  8. gotanidea says:

    I hate to see Wilshere gets injured every time he starts to play good. His work rate has improved and his ability to turn in tight spaces are the ones that Arsenal would be missing.

    From the last match, I feel Iwobi could thrive like Cazorla, Wilshere and Ozil, if he plays in a deeper position like them. Not every player can withstand the pressure in the front like Sanchez, but Iwobi has good close control that would be excellent if accompanied by higher work rate and willingness to do physical duel like Wilshere.

    We have seen how Iwobi can comfortably usher the ball from the deep central midfield area to the front, by using his close control and dribbling skill. If he cannot improve in the next few games, Arsenal should get a more mobile and more skillful midfielder as soon as possible.

    1. John says:

      He will be back next week

  9. John says:

    LUIS ENRIQUE is a must to take this club forward. More to the point champions league place. Think like pep it will take him a season but what do we have left at the club. Rebuild new staff new players new ways

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Seriously Pep ???

      He has signed 17 players since he arrived

      Mendy, Stones, Walker, Bernado Silve, Leroy Sane, Ederson, Jesus, Danilo, Gundogan, Nolito, Bravo, Luiz

      and unknowns Moreno, Ruili Kayod, Zinchenko and Mari

      about $160m in first season
      about $200m in his second

      Over 350m spend in 2 seasons…..

      This doesnt include the 60m or 25m Sanchez…

      The figure will soar if there if is no Financial Fair Play

      1. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

        Yes but Pep is a winner!

  10. Sue says:

    Will we have 11 fit players for Sunday??!!

  11. John Ibrahim says:

    Looks like our new Chief Scout Minislat is recommending lots of potential quality players….

    more south american stock as well with Pavon and Malcolm…

  12. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    What I don’t get is that we have a player called Perez. He is better than Walcott and Iwobi. Yet he is out on loan.

  13. Ox says:

    He will be back it was only a sprained ankle I’d say he will be back after bournmoth get well soon jack we need you

  14. Grandad says:

    Wiltshire will only be out for one week? Enemy did very well against Chelsea indeed an Elneny Wiltshire axis is probably our best central midfield. This of course excludes Xhaka who seems to be Wenger blue eyed boy.Xhaka,Mustafi ,Kolasinac ,none of them are top quality.

  15. Balogs says:

    We need players ASAP. I’m tired of being a laughing stock cos I support Arsenal.

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