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Wenger: Positive News On Wilshere Injury

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claimed after yesterday’s win over Aston Villa that the news on Jack Wilshere’s injury return is more positive than first thought.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claimed after yesterday’s win over Aston Villa that the news on Jack Wilshere is more positive than first thought.

News broke on Friday that Wilshere had suffered a set back (source: Sky Sports) in his recovery from a serious ankle injury and it was feared he could miss the rest of the season, and put his chances of playing at the Euro’s in doubt.

However, Wilshere was in the crowd during yesterday’s win over Villa and wasn’t on crutches or wearing a protective boot, which can only be a good sign. Speaking after the game, Wenger said to that the initial news they’ve had is better than expected and he hoped it would only be a “short setback”:

“I spoke to Jack today. We have no real news yet. The first news we have had is better than expected. He is not in a boot, but I don’t know more. His morale looks quite good and I hope it will only be a short setback. There will be more tests this week.”

It would be amazing news if Jack could get back playing sooner than expected. With all the reports saying it looked likely that he’d be out for most of the season, having him back sooner would be a huge boost.

But lets not get too excited just yet, there is no official return date but it looks like we should know more in the next few days. Unfortunately we are unlikely to find out before the close of the transfer window on Tuesday, so if the news on Wilshere turns out to be bad, we won’t be able to bring anybody in.

We all know Arsene isn’t going to sign a midfielder without knowing for certain what the situation with Jack is, and he’ll likely take the risk with what we’ve got, which is a very dangerous situation to be in given the injury record of our current crop of central midfielders have; Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky and Diaby (due back end of February) all have chequered injury records. So we’ll have to hope none of them pick up any more injuries if Wilshere is out for a long period of time.



  1. Kayode

    January 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Wil nid to sing this windo transfer to riplas jack and srika to so port rvp

  2. samuel juju kenneh

    January 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Yeah… For arsenal will be undefeatable if there are no midfield problems. Hope to see Jack soon to create more goals for RVP…

  3. Oyegoke adebayo

    January 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Notwithstanding all assault, we can win trophy this season

  4. Quadri

    January 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    We will be happy if jack could return on time but we need defender nd a forward like hazard

  5. Ayebaesin Amalagha

    January 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Up gunners, gunners 4 life. I must confess it was truly amazing d come of arsenal 2 defeat aston villa 4rm two goals down. All d same am pleading with d arsenal goffer(Arsene wenger) 2 plz sign a creative midfielder in d class Dempsey 2 add re-enforcement 2 d team.

  6. Okalla ebuka

    February 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Its unfortunate dat jack has a setback injury worry bt i tink with d lyk of rosicky we can go foward. Bt we still need wenger 2 sign a player lyk dampsey as a replacement..

  7. Aminullah Adewale Najeem

    February 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I will implore arsene wenger 2 please buy morn defender, initialy more player eg striker bcoz its only v persie dat we got.

  8. Sabo dalhatu

    March 4, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Podolsky+mario gotz+veterhengen+arjen robben, I think they are 0k 4 us 2 win something this season.

  9. olagbenjo olayinka

    April 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    l am happy for my arsanal, no go back

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