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Jack Wilshere | Midfielder | #10

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 143

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Jack Wilshere could miss his second consecutive match as Arsenal travel to Brighton on Sunday in Week 29 Premier League action.
Health has been the story of Jack Wilshere's second half of the season. Until missing the embarrassing loss to Manchester City on Thursday he had been healthy for most of 2018 outside of a match missed due to illness. Now the England man faces the chance of another missed match as he campaigns for a new contract at either Arsenal or elsewhere. There might be some quibbles over how far his talent has progressed since he burst on the scene but his availability has been the biggest impediment to his development into a star. If he struggles to remain fit down the stretch he could find himself with less-than-attractive options over the summer as well. Mar 2 - 12:28 PM

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Arsenal looked to close the gap with Tottenham in the table, but it would only widen as they lacked much attacking threat in a 1-0 loss at Wembley Stadium.

Petr Cech was able to recover for the big derby but Aaron Ramsey, the hat trick hero from last weekend, was absent with a groin problem, and his lack of involvement may have been a big factor in today's result. Jack Wilshere came in to play the Ramsey role and was able to provide a couple of nice balls but Tottenham's defense was poised from start to finish and Arsenal's good looks at the target were limited. After giving up the opening goal early in the second half, Wishere looked to level it with a curling effort on 68 minutes, but a diving save kept it out. Spurs inability to find a second goal gave the Gunners a chance to find a positive result, and they nearly did in the final minute of stoppage time, but Alexandre Lacazette could not tuck the ball past Hugo Lloris and his effort dribbled wide. Time will tell on the extent of Ramsey's injury but Wilshere stands to benefit if the Welshman misses time beyond the international break.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 10 - 9:38 AM

Jack Wilshere will miss out on Arsenal's match against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium due to an illness.

Aaron Ramsey will return to the Arsenal starting eleven with Jack Wilshere making way due to an illness. Wilshere shouldn't miss any further action making Arsene Wenger's starting eleven at the weekend a fascinating outcome with Henrikh Mkhitaryan (also not in the starting eleven for Swansea) definitely available and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang presumably available as well given how far along his transfer seems to be at this point.
Source: @arsenal
Jan 30 - 2:13 PM

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he is hoping to offer Jack Wilshere a new contract after his recent performances.

Wilshere is entering the final months of his contract and rumors have swirled about his next move. But Wenger confirmed his intention to keep the 26-year-old at the club if the right deal can be reached: "We know what we want," said Wenger. "We want him to stay and extend after that. We have to find out if he wants to stay and then after that we have to find satisfying financial agreement with Jack that is good for him. That's what we're trying to do."
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 18 - 2:01 PM

Jack Wilshere has been rated as possible to participate at Bournemouth on Sunday after limping off against Chelsea in mid-week.

When we see Jack Wilshere limp out of a match it isn't unreasonable to expect him to be absent for a significant period of time. As it turns out, that isn't likely to be the case this time around. While the return to fitness of Aaron Ramsey could see Wilshere given one match to recover, he hasn't been ruled out for the trip to the south coast and could start if Wenger feels like Ramsey is a greater risk than Wilshere as far as re-injury goes. What will be interesting going forward is what Wenger does facing the rare circumstance of Wilshere and Ramsey both being healthy and showing recent good form.
Jan 12 - 2:09 PM

Jack Wilshere is an early doubt for Sundays game at the Vitality after suffering an ankle sprain during the Carabao Cup semi-final bore-draw at Chelsea.

The injury-plagued Arsenal star has enjoyed a nice little run in the first team following the loss of Aaron Ramsey to a hamstring problem in December, however, his return to the fore faltered at the Bridge on Wednesday night. Wilshere attempted a block, which jarred his ankle, and despite treatment, he was replaced just before the hour mark. "The first look at it was not too bad, but of course for Sunday I think he will be short," said Arsène Wenger. "I do not know how long he will be out. It is a shame to lose him when he is such good form. It’s his good ankle so I am quite positive." Although, Ramsey is said to be closing in on a return, the Wales international is lacking match-fitness and Wenger may turn to Mo Elneny to sit alongside Granit Xhaka at Bournemouth this weekend.
Source: Daily Star
Jan 11 - 4:43 AM

Arsenal held Chelsea to a nil-nil draw in the first leg of their Carabao Cup tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday but will have to see if the knock that forced Jack Wilshere off in the 57th minute is a significant concern.

With the first leg of the semi-final of the Carabao Cup taking place at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal will be pleased with a draw that saw them show spine and scrappy-ness not usually associated with recent-vintage Arsene Wenger teams. What will be less pleasing is the image of Jack Wilshere limping off the pitch early with what could be yet another leg injury. Wilshere has had an excellent recent run in the side that coincided with Aaron Ramsey being injured. With the Welshman seemingly ready to return to action any absence by Wilshere could see him lose out on playing time if Ramsey comes back at the same level of effectiveness he was playing at when he went out injured.
Jan 10 - 4:57 PM

Jack Wilshere was excellent for Arsenal deputizing for Aaron Ramsey but it wasnt enough as the Gunners failed to score against as resolute West Hsm side.

The question for Jasck Wilshere going forward is whether he will be given a chance to push forward from his excellent performa nice on Wednesday. Aaron Ramsey is reportedly close to a return and could be fit for the weekend. Fantasy manager's who bought in on Wilshere will have to wait and see how much of a run he gets.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Jack Wilshere is still not quite fit enough to feature for Arsenal in Week 4 against Bournemouth.

Wilshere, who played for the Cherries last season on loan, has been ruled not yet fit enough to return to action for Arsenal against his teammates from last season. The leg injury that ended Wilshere's time at Bournemouth has only recently healed and he is not judged to have played enough minutes with the U23s to be ready to participate with the senior team. Look for him to be ready by Week 5 or Week 6 at which time Arsene Wenger will have to decide where he stands in the pecking order for minutes at the base of the Arsenal midfield.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Jack Wilshere could miss Arsenal’s pre-season tour as his recovery from a fractured fibula is taking longer than originally anticipated.

The injury-plagued midfielder suffered a broken leg while on-loan at Bournemouth in April missing the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign. At the time, Arsène Wenger confirmed it was not serious, and Wilshere was expected to be ready for the start of pre-season: "I think it’s a simple fracture of the fibula and we need to be patience," he said before adding. "He will be back in July." However, it now seems certain that Wilshere, who has one year remaining on his current deal, will not be a part of the travelling squad to Australia and China, although he should be ready to rejoin the group on their return. The injury will not dissuade Arsenal from discussing a possible contact extension, but the deal may include certain clauses which could be linked to his availability. For example, on a pay-as-you-play basis.
Source: The Mirror
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 09:24:00 AM

Huddersfield Town are set to battle it out with West Ham United for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

According to bookmakers Skybet, West Ham and Huddersfield Town have been made 3/1 joint favorites to land Wilshere this summer. The 25-year-old spent 2016/17 on with Bournemouth, making 29 Premier League appearances and providing two assists before missing the final month of the season with a hairline fracture in his leg. And with just one year left on his current contract at the Emirates it is believed the Gunners are open to offers for the England international. However, recent reports suggest that Arsenal has yet to receive an enquiry to sign him on loan or permanently in the summer transfer window.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 03:37:00 PM

Arsenal and Bournemouth have both confirmed that Jack Wilshere will miss the final month of the season with a hairline fracture in his leg.

The idea of sending Wilshere on loan to Bournemouth was to help him get matches and either rebuild his value for a sale or see if he could progress toward being an integral member of the Arsenal first team. For most of the season, Wilshere was moving strongly toward those goals. Given the role of his lengthy injury history in derailing his career at Arsenal leading up to his loan move, this injury may serve to undo much of the good that serving most of the season as an effective starter has done. Will a mid-table club with a limited transfer budget really pony up a significant transfer fee for a player with yet another injury? Could Arsenal justify counting on him as a key cog for next season or signing him to a contract extension given his propensity to be out injured? What happens next with Wilshere was always going to be fascinating but this latest injury just adds an additional layer of complexity what what was already a pretty complex situation.
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 02:45:00 PM

Bournemouth loanee Jack Wilshere has been ruled out until the end of the season with a broken leg.

The England international was forced off last weekend during his side's class with Chelsea. He underwent scans to assess the extent of the damage, and according to Sky Sports, they revealed that he has a crack in his left fibula, which is part of the bone structure of the calf. The injury resembles the same one which sidelined him for the vast majority of the 2015/16 season. The injury spells the end of his season, which saw him appear 27 times for the Cherries. His career is now at a crossroads and it is unclear where he will be plying his trade when August comes around again.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 08:12:00 PM

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, currently on loan at Bournemouth, is failing in his bid to resurrect his career at the Vitality Stadium.

Wilshere signed for Eddie Howe's men on a season long loan back in the summer. Initially he proved to be an important fulcrum in the side and avoided injury better than he has done in years. However, he has lacked end product in his time on the south coast, with two assists and no goals to his name. Furthermore, doubts a are forming over whether or not he has a future with Bournemouth. Arsenal will no doubt require a large fee, and questions are being asked about whether Howe wants to keep Wilshere, who frustrated him last weekend by refusing to stay on the pitch after picking up an injury. He walked off, leaving ten teammates battling a rampant Spurs 11. It seems Wilshere is yet to find the formula to bring the accolades promised by his talent when he emerged on the scene.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 02:13:00 PM

It was an afternoon AFC Bournemouth would soon like to forget as they were overmatched by Tottenham from start to finish and Jack Wilshere left early with an ankle injury as the Cherries went on to lose, 4-0.

It is hard to imagine any club going into White Hart Lane and getting a positive result these days, but the Cherries showed no signs of even attempting an upset. They only had the ball 30% of the time in the opening half, failing to register a shot on target in the first half, while only hitting the target once in the second, which was saved easily by Hugo Lloris. Junior Stanislas was given a chance in the starting XI but failed to make an impact. The defense, which usually cause the Cherries their problems, had circles run around them, as they allowed the opponent to score three goals or more for the 12th time this season. Four or five points should seal safety for Bournemouth, but they need to play more inspired than they did today.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 09:45:00 AM