Injury Blow As Arsenal Star Ruled Out For At Least 2 Months

By on July 29, 2012

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Arsenal have been dealt an injury blow ahead of the new season with the news that midfielder Jack Wilshere isn’t expected to return until at least October.

Wilshere missed the whole of last season after suffering complications in his recovery from an ankle fracture injury he aggravated during last summers pre-season. Initial hopes were that the 20-year-old would be fit in time to start the new season, but the England ace has so far been restricted to gym work and the Gunners have been reluctant to set a comeback date for the youngster.

However, speaking ahead of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Hong Kong champions Kitchee FC, manager Arsene Wenger claimed it will be at least October before Wilshere is back in action again.

Quoted in the Guardian, Wenger said:

“Hopefully, we will get Wilshere back playing for October. With Abou Diaby returning, it will be like signing two new players. This season, the squad will be strong and competitive.”

The Guardian claim Wilshere will resume light training in August but a return to competitive football in October will rule him out of at least Arsenal’s first eight games, as well as England’s World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

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13 Comments

  1. lainzo

    July 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    pointess article… Nothing we did not already know… Try goin refresher courses on journalism cos ur methods ar obsolete…

  2. lainzo

    July 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    pointless article to say the least… Nothing we did not already know… Try going for refresher courses on journalism cos your methods are obsolete…

  3. John

    July 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Load of nonsense, sensation mongering. When he had his operation, 22 May, it was said that the rehabilitation would take up to three months. After this he has to work at getting match fit. With a bit of extra precaution because he has been out for a long time this means October.
    If the writer of this article had ever done any sport himself he could have known it takes this long.

  4. Ace

    July 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Waste of time

  5. Temigunga

    July 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I am just wndering how AW build trust on injured players for trophies! A defensive midfielder is a priority for Arsenal. No matter there is a promise from recovering Diaby who I am still in doubt. If AW reads these comments. Addition of two lads from Spanish league + Mvila and probably a defender of Tony Adams quality will be enough to guarantee trophies!

  6. bonkore

    July 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Shime own you

    • Dylan

      July 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      Are you typing with an Australian accent?

  7. bonkore

    July 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I like arsenal FC

  8. J.A.R.K

    July 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Our tony adams is koscielny.RYO,EISFELD,OX,YANNORIS shuld be given more game time.they arsenal prospet.

  9. J.A.R.K

    July 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Bring in nuri sahin and santi carzola and ganso 4 inprovement.

  10. O'sirima

    July 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    @AW Bring in m villa or victor wanyama, all out defensive minded players.

  11. Dylan

    July 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Having Diaby return from injury wont be like having a new signing because if you were scouring the world looking for a CM or DMF you wouldn’t pick a player with Diaby’s injury record who at 26 should be entering his PRIME, playing his best football but instead is playing like a very average player because he spent most of his career out-of-the-game!

  12. charles

    July 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    lt is not about unrealistic optimism in 2012.Arsenal prepares OFFENSIVELY forgetting that DEFENSIVE is the FOUNDATION of a TEAM.ARSENAL had LOST out ALL these while because WENGER had NEVER PREPAPRED DEFENSIVELY for all SEASONS.

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