Once touted as the future of English football, Jack Wilshere’s career is suffering under the weight of long-term injury.
Wilshere made just 14 appearances in the Premier League during 2014/2015 and his last game for Arsenal was against Wolfsburg in the Emirates Cup, last July.
A fibula injury looks set to wreck Wilshere’s chances of playing any part in Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge and for England this summer at Euro 2016.
The Sunday Mirror report today that Wilshere is not expected back to Arsenal training until mid-March.
The Mirror have reported nothing new in terms of Wenger’s admission from a pre-Burnley press conference.
And, it seems, as you would expect, that Wilshere is taking his time to recover from a leg fracture operated on in September.
But, with so many Arsenal players returning from injury and only Santi Cazorla now out long-term, focus is likely to shift onto Wilshere once again and with Euro 2016 on the horizon, there will be more pressure on the England midfielder.
Arsenal fans are fretting, as can be seen below… Wilshere is though just 24, a season written off would be a huge blow, but no reason he couldn’t come back and show his previous form…
Wilshere and Rosicky might as well link up with French and drop Coke Boys 5 at this rate
— LoluBoy (@LoluBoy) January 31, 2016
Also, I hear Wilshere's recovery has been 'delayed'. As he stepped up training the bone bruising on his lower leg/ankle flared up. #afc
— Pablo (@DeanLDN22) January 31, 2016
Arsenal might as well just pay off Rosicky & Wilshere and free up some space in the squad
— Arsenal Action (@arsenalaction) January 31, 2016
I feel sorry for Wilshere. He just can't get a break. Literally on the brink of a return & suffers another setback. Rosicky too.
— #SoGone ft Sean P!! (@057_CaptainFS) January 31, 2016
You just know if we sold Jack Wilshere to City all his injuries would clear up and he'd be the best CM in the league.
— Mesut AFC (@MesutMagic11) January 31, 2016
Maybe this will be Wilshere's last long term injury? One can hope ..
— ☄ (@Yxnwilsh) January 31, 2016
.@Jack Wilshere is my fav player at the club. It's a shame that he has had so many injury problems at a young age. I will always support him
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) January 31, 2016
Wilshere must be near retirement
— Philip (@zwz121) January 31, 2016
No medal for Wilshere if we manage to win the league. Wilshere fan boys must be fuming.
— AA (@Pjanicbutton_) January 31, 2016
Wilshere out for the season? Why are Arsenal still paying his wages
— JD (@HugoIIoris) January 31, 2016
Wilshere has three metal rods holding his ankle together and he's not even near his peak yet, can't train the day after a game, he's ruined.
— JM (@mcdj33) January 31, 2016
Morning everyone, hope you're all doing well, anyway, Jack Wilshere has had a setback & will be out for another 6-8 weeks.
I want to die.
— IDontLikeSpurs (@IDontLikeSpurs) January 31, 2016
According to reports, Jack Wilshere's recovery has again been delayed.
Starting to wonder when this so called 'potential' is coming.
— Jordan (@FourFourJordan) January 31, 2016
Rumours going around of Wilshere suffering from another setback. If true his EURO dreams could be over.We should not give him a new contract
— gunnerthru (@fartooeasy) January 31, 2016
I have no idea if Wilshere has had a setback. Terribly sad, if true. Either way, people who want AFC to sell him are fucking morons.
— 1886 (@1886_blog) January 31, 2016