Arsenal Respond To Wilshere Injury Set-Back Reports

By on March 18, 2013

Arsenal have moved quickly to play down reports claiming Jack Wilshere has suffered an injury set back and confirmed the midfielder remains on course to face Reading at the end of the month, according to the Daily Mail.

Wilshere picked up an ankle knock against Tottenham two weeks ago and boss Arsene Wenger confirmed the injury last week saying the 21-year-old had suffered a problem to his right ankle and would be out until after the international break.

However, reports on Monday afternoon claimed a recent scan had revealed that Wilshere had suffered a re-occurence of his troublesome injury that kept him out for all of last season and was set to be on the sidelines for a further 6 weeks.

But it seems those reports were wide of the mark as Arsenal have moved quickly to deny any such setback with a spokesman telling the Mail that Wilshere remains on course to return against Reading at the end of the month.

‘Nothing has changed in Jack’s recovery, there’s no setback or further damage to his ankle and no concern about any long-term problems,’ said a club spokesperson.

‘Jack was told to rest and we are still on course for him to resume training and be available for selection for the home game against Reading.’

It would have been a major blow to our top-four hopes if Wilshere was indeed ruled out for six weeks. That would mean he’d be out until early May which is almost the rest of the season, so to hear he’s still on course to return against Reading is a relief.

It was a great weekend to be a Gooner with a hard-faught victory away at Swansea followed by Tottenham losing at home to Fulham, meaning we’re just four points adrift with a game in hand. To lose Wilshere would have been a real body blow but thankfully it seems he’ll be back after the interlull.

How relieved are you to hear Wilshere’s ok? Get involved in the comments section below.

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8 Comments

  1. Aussie Gunner

    March 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Couldn’t be happier, he’s a brilliant footballer, and a brilliant club person, he has proven this by signing a long term deal with the club.
    He is an inspiration to the team mates, he gives his heart and soul for the colours that we all love.
    Only wish we had 10 more Jacks.

    • d star

      March 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      We already have one more jack wilshere in Carl David Jenkinson

  2. Ahmed oniwonlu

    March 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Its a real big relief bcos if we had wilshere against munich,we lled av won dt game comfortably.encourage him to always include kicking d ball accurately to d goal post without hesitating.thanks bye

  3. chiberth

    March 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    pls God will heal great wisher ok

  4. Sorhaino

    March 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Jack is one in a million, havin him in my club’ is like havin a massiah in my life..i luv him as a player, n even as a person. God heal u fast jack, i miss u..hope 2 see u in reading game.

  5. Tammy Pepple

    March 18, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    The embittered anti-Arsenal-mob having evil wishes for us eh? Shame on them all! Our Jack is fine and will be fine! I have good reason to belive that the previous bad news came from an agrieved Spurs fan somewhere somehow. Hahahahaha.

  6. Jones

    March 19, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Truely, if only Jack was in Alianz Arena, we would’ve won that game..Oh! The big Jack get well soon…God bless the gooners!!!

  7. aAtupele kuyokwa

    March 21, 2013 at 7:21 am

    it is a good news for us arsenal fans. we need jack, no matter what.

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