Agony as Wilshere suffers setback in Arsenal return

Jack Wilshere has given Arsenal a massive injury blow after suffering a recurrence of the ankle problem which has kept him out this season.

AW said of the midfielder: “Wilshere has pain again in his ankle. He did it running so we stopped it straight away. He’s seeing a specialist today.”

It comes as a big blow to both his club’s efforts to secure a Champions League berth. Wilshere suffered a breakdown just at the point when he was set to return to first-team training for Arsenal. Indeed so confident was he of a return, he had new boots delivered especially – with his son’s name, Archie, sticthed into them by Nike.

It is not yet known exactly how long the midfielder will be out of action although there are fears he could miss the rest of the season. Wilshere, who has not played all season due to a stress fracture in his ankle, had been thought to be close to a return, after surprising Arsenal’s medical staff with the speed of his progress in rehabilitation.

Although the Wenger had initially suggested the player could return to action in March, Wilshere had been aiming to get back in contention in time for the Champions League last-16 first leg against Milan on 15 February.

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7 Comments on "Agony as Wilshere suffers setback in Arsenal return"

  1. Great more bad news , Rambo will have to lift his game.

    • Considering ramsay has come back from a major injury and hasn’t been given a rest this season (a huge risk if you ask me) its unfair on asking him to play out of his skin every match considering champions league starts up soon.
      The lack of rotation will really hurt us come the end of the season.  Wilshere was in the red at the end of last season and ramsay will be the same this year.  Notice that Song hardly gets a rest and now all our central defenders are not getting rest either.  Wenger’s refusal to built a strong squad is hurting us.

      • For the record I like and respect my fellow Welshman on his determination and belief in returning to the rapid improvement in form before his horrific injury.

        My point wasn’t one of unfair critisism, in fact I try to be balanced on my opinions of the team and manager on here but we are in need of bigger performances all around barring one or two if we are serious at making the top four,

        For the record our 1st choice and a few fringe players are more than capable of achieving far better results than we have witnessed so far but undoubtedly the catastrophic injuries sustained to so many of them have taken it’s toll. 

  2.  Not sure where “fears he could miss the rest of the season” comes from, there was no mention of that in Wenger’s press conference.

    This is indeed a big blow, still with luck Diaby should be fit soon, so, in the words of Bob Marley, every little thing gonna be alright!!!

    • Is this the same diaby that has never been able to stay fit for more than a few games? He is also coming back from a big injury so will get smaller injuries during his recovery….he can’t rely on diaby.

      As for the fears on missing most or all of the season – it comes from the past (like vermaelen last year).  Wenger says a player has a smaller injury and players are out for a while.  Even if wenger did know wilshere was going to be out for a long time he wouldn’t say it now because people will expect him to make a signing.

      I’m still shocked that arsenal fans believe expected come back dates…we have seen many times that players come back later because they suffer setbacks. The manager just needs to plan for it.  Its exactly the same as relying on Gibbs….he has never been fit longer than 8 games.

  3. bigsypissinghispants | 27/01/2012 at 15:24 |

    He will be alright just a quick flush out somewhere I’m sure of it..wish the boy well..

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