Jack Wilshere has been caught up in a fresh batch of controversy after being snapped following a fracas outside a nightclub, shortly after being ejected from the venue.
The England international is nearing a return from his leg break, which has kept him out of action since May of last year, but could find himself in manager Arsene Wenger’s bad books this week.
Wilshere has been seen being questioned by the police in the early hours of Sunday morning, having been involved in a group altercation outside of Cafe De Paris in the London’s West End, shortly after he was removed from the club.
The 24 year-old is no stranger to altercations with his boss, having been caught out smoking on three separate occasions, as well as having spat on a taxi driver who had refused to take him home when he was intoxicated.
Wilshere has returned to training in the past week, and was reported to be nearing a return to action in the coming weeks, in hope of securing a place in the England squad for this summer’s European Championships.
Should Wenger decide to punish the injury-plagued star, his England spot could come under threat, with both Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson and Danny Drinkwater all vying for roles.
The England boss Roy Hodgson has recently spoken out about players likely to miss out on spots should they struggle to hold down regular football, with Theo Walcott having been warned about his place directly.
Mohamed Elneny has already staked a huge claim for being a regular starter for the side, and the English midfielder already has an uphill struggle to earn a return to first-team action, and this latest setback may not help with proceedings.
Does Wilshere deserve a return to the first-team? Can we afford to shuffle our side as we try and chase down an unlikely title win? WILL he make the England squad?
I thought Arsenal fans liked Wilshere’s agressive attitude?
As far as I am concerned he can bust some caps every night as long as he sheds some skin in the field on the match day.
Gettin “hardcore” there Gooner…LOL!!!
That’s what’s missing, Gunner. Some hard core. I don’t mind this core to be British but judging by the last two seasons I have reasonable doubts about it.
so much restriction on young persons, they are watched and commented on hourly
i don’t blame professional sports persons for blowing out some smoke once or twice a year specially young Wilshere he has had his fare share of bad luck,
it is better to let it out then keep it in, nothing wrong with a night out if you don’t drink or smoke specially now days there is no passive smoking left in our clubs
let him smoke, go to night/day clubs just like anybody else of his age provided dat it doest affect his performance on da pitch or become the England ‘Why Always Me’ lad (baloteli generation).
I’m very reliably informed there are “life style” issues more than injury’s. Grandmaster flash springs to mind.
Jack has been unfortunate with injuries…I have always like him as a player as he is a fighter on the pitch and we all know he bleeds for this club…but we need to be brutally honest – he is too injury prone which has curbed the progression of his career and development. If he wasn’t injured all the time I’d say without a doubt 1st team player…but he is turning into another Diaby. I think we should cut our losses with him, sell him for a truckload (while we still can) and bring in a better midfielder, one who spends less time in sick bay. We are trying to win major trophies here people, we cannot afford to have 3-4 players out for long periods of time.
Last sentence in above. “We” may be trying to win major trophies, unfortunately out major shareholder is not trying to win trophies, let alone major ones. Kroenke has told us this.
Wilshere must change his style of play. His ankles wont get better as he ages, and it’ll just get worse and worse for every time he gets himself injured.
What Arsenal must do is to be very patient with bringing Wilshere back. Do whatever possible to keep him away from injuries, so that he at least can strengthen his injury prone ankles (and legs) as much as possible.
Gerrard was constantly out with injury too at one point in his career, but the arrival of a manager (Rodgers? Dont remember…) changed his role from an attacking midfielder, as well as giving him a completely new training routine – and Gerrard was rarely injured again.