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Jack Wilshere | Midfielder

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 143

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Arsenal's midfield injury crisis went from bad to worse this week with Jack Wilshere joining Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott as significant absences from the line-up as Arsenal's title hopes fade.
Wilshere was injured in the 59th minute of England's match with Denmark when he clashed with title rival Daniel Agger of Liverpool. The injury was initially thought to be a bruise to his foot but it has now been discovered that there is a hairline fracture of the midfielder's left foot. With Arsenal facing a series of critical matches in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League Wilshere's absence will be significant. With goals being at a premium recently, it isn't outside the realm of possibility that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will return to the starting line-up either on the right or in Wilshere's deeper-lying role at least until Aaron Ramsey returns later this month. Mar 6 - 3:05 PM

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Jack Wilshere looks set to return to Arsenal's line-up for the club's top four clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

Arsenal's midfield depth has been tested early in 2014 with Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott injured at various points and Mathieu Flamini currently suspended. Some of that pressure will be alleviated with the news that Jack Wilshere is likely to be available for Saturday's match with Liverpool. With Manchester United, Liverpool in the FA Cup and Champions League fixtures with Bayern Munich looming after this weekend, Wilshere's return will be a welcome one indeed.
Feb 6 - 10:03 AM

Jack Wilshere has emerged as a doubt for Arsenal's match at Southampton after suffering an ankle injury against Coventry in the FA Cup.

Wilshere's injury isn't serious, and his absence is balanced by Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey returning to the squad. Thomas Vermaelen is also available for the Gunners.
Jan 28 - 4:32 AM

Jack Wilshere was the hero for Arsenal today, scoring their first goal and assisting their second in the space of 59 seconds, as the Gunners survived a late rally by Aston Villa to win 1-2.

If you went to grab a snack out of the fridge between the 35th and 36th minute of tonight's match, our sincerest apologies. After a rather drab first half hour, marked by a nasty head injury to Aston Villa's Nathan Baker, the Gunners would grab two goals in a minute, the first was scored by Wilshere, set up from a Nacho Monreal pass, and as soon as the action resumed, he picked up the ball and floated it in toward Olivier Giroud who slotted home. The finesse between Wilshere and Giroud in that score was especially wondeful as the latter grabs his 9th goal of the season. Invest heavily, as they get set to host a miserable Fulham defense next weekend.
Jan 13 - 5:28 PM

The FA has upheld Jack Wilshere's two-match suspension for an offensive gesture at Manchester City. The midfielder will miss the matches against Chelsea and West Ham United.

Depending on the tactical needs of each match, Arsenal will likely rotate Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini, and Aaron Ramsey in central midfield.
Source: The FA
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 02:35:00 AM

Jack Wilshere accepted the FA charge of making an offensive gesture to the Manchester City crowd last weekend, but is appealing the length of the 2-game suspension.

Wilshere will surely miss the home match against Chelsea this weekend, but it remains to be seen if he will also miss the following match against West Ham United.
Source: SkySports
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 04:04:00 PM

Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere, faces a likely one-match ban for giving Manchester City fans a two-fingered "salute" last weekend.

Wilshere was charged by the FA as part of a new program to catch actions not seen by the referess. He'll likely miss Arsenal's match against Chelsea at the weekend and could be replaced by either Mikel Arteta or Santi Cazorla, depending on how Arsene Wenger wanted to use his other midfielders.
Source: The FA
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 01:11:00 AM

After turning his ankle heading into Week 10 and missing the Liverpool and Dortmund matches, Jack Wilshere faces a late fitness check to determine his availability against Manchester United.

Arsenal have done just fine in the matches that Wilshere has missed over the last week. Assuming he is healthy there is no guarantee that he will start against United. With Arteta, Flamini, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, and Rosicky all playing well in support of lone striker Olivier Giroud it isn't clear exactly what the pecking order will be once everyone is healthy. You have to assume that at least one, if not both, of Arteta and Flamini will play with Ramsey and Ozil having earned guaranteed starter status. That leaves one or maybe two spots contested between Arteta/Flamini, Cazorla, Wilshere and Rosicky. With the likely competition being between Cazorla and Wilshere for one sixty minute starting spot and one thirty minute substitute appearance most weeks.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 04:05:00 PM

Jack Wilshere turned his ankle in training last Thursday and duly missed Arsenal's match against Liverpool.

Wilshere will likely miss Arsenal's match against Dortmund, having come out of the home leg against the Germans with a different ankle injury. Arsenal were able to cope without Wilshere as Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey combined to play where Wilshere might have, and scored the goals to give Arsenal an emphatic league win.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 09:25:00 AM

Jack Wilshere jarred his ankle against Dortmund and is likely to miss out against Crystal Palace.

Arsenal have an almost fully fit squad, so with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta, and Mathieu Flamini available - and with Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil in such red-hot form - Arsene Wenger can well afford to rest Wilshere at Crystal Palace.
Source: The Guardian
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 12:12:00 AM

Jack Wilshere jarred his ankle in last night's Champions League defeat to Dortmund. He spent most of the second half of the match back on the bench with his ankle compressed in ice.

The midfielder dismissed concerns about the injury after the match. "Obviously I will have treatment tomorrow because it is still a bit swollen, but I should be all right for the weekend." Arsenal can ill afford to lose another midfielder after Mathieu Flamini came out of the weekend's match against Norwich with a concussion.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere combined for what will inevitably be one of the goals of the season for Arsenal' opener against Norwich City.

Jack Wilshere hadn't scored in 54 appearances before his goal against West Brom in Week 7. Wilshere apparently liked the feeling of scoring because he added a goal-of-the-season contender in Week 8. The move started with Santi Cazorla which set up two touches each for Giroud and Wilshere concluding in Wilshere sliding it past John Ruddy. Wilshere didn't start the season in great form but he seems to be putting his issues behind him. The big question going forward will be how Arsene Wenger rotates his midfield once Flamini, Walcott, Podolski and the Ox (all likely to be healthy within two weeks according to rejoin Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Wilshere, and Arteta.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 10:53:00 AM

Jack WIlshere scored a beautiful goal to give Arsenal a point in 1-1 draw against West Brom.

The other goal of the game came from Claudio Yacob. Arsenal finish the week on top of the table but are now tied in point with Liverpool. Despite losing two points today, Arsenal look like a title contender this year. It seems like the race for the title will be a tight one with at least three or four teams competing for it.
Source: SkySports
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Arsenal's injury list in mid-week looked formidable but midfielder Wilshere and Ramsey have both been declared fit and available.

With Lukas Podolski, Mikel Arteta, and Thomas Vermaelen all still definitely out the recovery of Wilshere and Ramsey is central to Arsenal having a chance to defend their side of North London. Arsene Wenger indicated that both midfielders are set to feature which should mean that the only major question in the line-up will be who gets the start on the left side of the attack. Options would include Kieran Gibbs moving forward in the formation or Santi Cazorla playing wide and forward with Wilshere, Ramsey and Rosicky manning the middle three.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Jack Wilshere went down grabbing his ankle late in Arsenal's Champions League win but finished the match - he will be evaluated before the critical North London Derby this weekend.

The Arsenal midfielder has had a lot of trouble with injuries in general and that ankle in particular so until he has a clean bill of health again all Gooners will be nervous. He did finish out the match but fantasy managers with any thoughts of playing Wilshere should hold off on committing until the Friday Team News confirms Wilshere's status (or doesn't).
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 05:30:00 PM