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Jack Wilshere | Midfielder

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

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Jack Wilshere could be out for anywhere from three weeks to four months depending on what a scan reveals later this week.
What is certain is that the England midfielder will miss a significant chunk of time with ligament damage following Paddy McNair's challenge on Saturday. If surgery is required then he will likely miss a significant portion of the rest of the current season. If a walking boot is all that is required then he may be able to return just before the calendar turns to 2015. Either way, Arsenal will be forced to continue on with the misfiring Santi Cazorla, the struggling Aaron Ramsey and the aging/past-it Mikel Arteta as their midfield wheelhouse. Not good times at the Emirates. Nov 26 - 12:08 PM

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Jack Wilshere played well but couldn't convert when it counted and then suffered yet another ankle injury as Arsenal fell to United 2-1.

Arsenal were dominant for most of the first half and should have had at least one goal. Arsenal's high pressure forced a turnover in the United end and Jack Wilshere was in alone on David De Gea with time to pick his shot. The England midfielder can score great goals but in this case he put it right at a sprawling De Gea and the opportunity went begging. Early in the second half, Wilshere suffered another ankle injury from a Paddy McNair tackle. It will give Arsenal no solace that they played better football than their opposition today since it ended in yet another loss to their bitter rivals.
Nov 22 - 2:33 PM

Jack Wilshere is ready to go after missing the club's past two Premier League matches with an illness.

With Mesut Ozil out and Santi Cazorla struggling to produce goals and assists in the attacking midfield role, Jack Wilshere is likely to move right back into the starting line-up for Arsenal's Week 11 match with Swansea. The change is likely to come at the expense of Cazorla. With Mikel Arteta also ruled out it is likely that Arsenal's front six will be Flamini, Ramsey, Wilshere, Sanchez, Welbeck, and Walcott.
Source: bbc.com
Nov 7 - 10:18 AM

Jack Wilshere picked up a kick to the knee in training this week and may be forced to miss Arsenal's Week 10 match with Burnley.

The Arsenal midfield is, as always, in flux due to injury. Wilshere and Theo Walcott are both doubtful to start with Aaron Ramsey hopeful of a starting place as he continues his own recovery from injury. Mesut Ozil continues to be out as well along with Abou Diaby, Yaya Sanogo, Mathieu Debuchy, Laurent Koscielny, and Olivier Giroud. The only positive here is that line-up prediction becomes fairly easy with a likely group including Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Sanchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck.
Oct 31 - 4:41 PM

With Mesut Ozil reportedly out until early 2015, Jack Wilshere should get his chance to show what he can do in a central attacking midfield role.

Arsenal have a number of players who would like to lay claim to the central attacking midfield role. Given his pedigree and price tag, Mesut Ozil was always going to get the first crack at it. The results weren't overwhelming but in recent weeks they were enough to keep him in that spot. With the news that the German will be out for a couple of months at least, Jack Wilshere is in position to show Arsene Wenger and his teammates what he can do in Ozil's place. With Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez in front of him there won't be many excuses for failure other than his own lack of continued development and growth.
Oct 8 - 2:46 PM

Jack Wilshere was on the bench for Arsenal's mid-week Champions League match and came on for the final few minutes. He should be fit to start against Chelsea if called upon.

Arsenal's injury crisis has eased slightly with Jack Wilshere recovering from the injury he picked up in the North London Derby last weekend. He played 13 minutes in the 4-1 win over Galatasaray in mid-week and should be fit to start against Chelsea should Arsene Wenger choose him. Given how well Mesut Ozil has been linking up with Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, it seems likely that Wilshere will have to settle for a spot on the bench regardless of his health. The alternative might be a deeper-lying role in place of Aaron Ramsey or instead of Mathieu Flamini.
Oct 3 - 2:49 PM

Mixed injury news for Arsenal ahead of their UEFA Champions League home tie against Galatasaray on Wednesday as Jack Wilshere could be available but Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are ruled out.

With a history of ankle problems the sight of Jack Wilshere limping to the sidelines is a cause for big concern but Arsene Wenger gave a positive update from the Emirates today confirming the England midfielder suffered no significant damage and could play midweek – although Chelsea on Sunday maybe more realistic. However the news regarding teammates Arteta [calf] and Ramsey [hamstring] is not so good with the pair ruled out for three weeks and a month respectively. Laurent Koscielny will also face a late fitness test as he continues to manage an ongoing Achilles problem.
Source: ESPN
Sep 29 - 3:47 PM

Arsene Wenger faces questions about who will start in the attacking roles against Spurs at the Emirates this weekend.

With Mesut Ozil showing his best from a central attacking midfield role last weekend, Arsene Wenger faces decisions about who will start and where. Two weekends ago it was Jack Wilshere who showed off exceptional form against Manchester City in a similar role. With both players healthy and apparently best suited for the same role, Wenger will have to choose who gets the start, who moves out to a wider midfield role and who sits on the bench. Nice choices to have but certainly not what fantasy managers want to hear.
Sep 26 - 11:31 AM

Arsenals’ misery was compounded in Dortmond last night as Jack Wilshere suffered ANOTHER ankle injury but his absence could see Mesut Ozil revert back to his preferred central role.

The Gunners travelled to Germany on Tuesday for their opening UEFA Champions League fixture with a host of injury problems to contend with. Mathieu Debuchy, Nacho Monreal, Yaya Sanogo and Calum Chambers were all suffering from injury or ailment while Mathieu Flamini was not risked because of a tight groin. However it was the problem picked up by Jack Wilshere that will be at the forefront of Wengers’ thoughts with the Arsenal coach quite rightly "cautious" regarding the severity of the issue - the England international has suffered none fewer than 12 significant ankle injuries which have restricted his game time since 2011 - the player will be assessed ahead of the game on Saturday.
Source: London24
Sep 17 - 11:59 AM

Jack Wilshere staked his claim to a starting spot in Arsenal's midfield with a goal and an assist as part of an exceptional overall performance in a scintillating 2-2 draw at the Emirates.

Jack Wilshere, under heavy criticism so far this season, answered his critics with a fantastic all-around display that he topped off with a beautifully worked goal and a clever headed assist for Alexis Sanchez's goal. Arsenal weren't able to keep the lead as they allowed a Martin Demichelis header from a corner in the 83rd minute for the final score.
Sep 13 - 9:42 AM

Jack Wilshere rose above his history as a mediocre fantasy player to score well in the Yahoo format in Arsenal's season debut.

Likely a temporary member of the starting line-up until Mesut Ozil is ready to return, Jack Wilshere put up 11 fantasy points in the Yahoo format despite Arsenal's muted display against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The one-time "future of England" wasn't as productive in the PL.com format with only two points but the Yahoo focus on stats like Fouls Won (6), Shots on Target, Passes Intercepted, Corners Won, and Tackles Won (all one each) worked in Wilshere's favor. Ozil's return seems imminent and the opposition is tougher this weekend with Everton coming to town. Seems likely this was a one week wonder for Arsenal's smoking central midfielder.
Source: Yahoo.com
Aug 20 - 10:28 AM

Heading into the 2014-15 season it is impossible to escape the possibility that Jack Wilshere will be a squad player when Arsenal field their preferred starting eleven.

Jack Wilshere has been heralded as a future star for Arsenal and England ever since he broke into the Arsenal squad at age 16. The combination of injury, a slowed pace of development, Aaron Ramsey's development and Arsenal's increased spending power have seen Wilshere's star fade to some extent. There have been rumors that Arsene Wenger may want to try Wilshere at the holding midfield spot but his lack of stature and discipline indicates that this is not his ideal spot. Assuming Ramsey and Ozil are healthy it seems likely Wilshere will have to fight for every minute he gets.
Aug 6 - 12:21 PM

Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be part of the England squad for the World Cup this summer in Brazil with Wilshere expected to start if healthy.

With Theo Walcott still recovering from his latest injury and Keiran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson not making the grade at fullback, Arsenal will only be represented by two midfielders in Brazil, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. If Wilshere is fit then it seems likely he'll start in the midfield engine room with Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson. Oxlade-Chamberlain will be a late-match attacking substitute if he sees any action in Brazil.
May 12 - 5:31 PM

Jack Wilshere has been out for about two months but may play a part in the team's final Premier League match of the season with an eye toward a reserve role in the FA Cup Final next weekend.

If it were me, I'd wrap him in bubble wrap and hope that he stays that way through the summer in Brazil but maybe I'm a bit paranoid. The combination of Wilshere (going to the World Cup), Ramsey (not going), and Theo Walcott (not going) effectively undermined Arsenal's title shot and Wenger would do well to be selfish and hope that all three midfielders can stay fit through the summer. Wilshere's presence or absence doesn't seem likely to tilt the balance of power against Hull as Arsenal vie for their first trophy in eight seasons.
May 10 - 7:51 PM

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.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 6 - 3:05 PM