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Jack Wilshere | Midfielder

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

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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. Sep 17 - 11:59 AM
Source: London24

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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 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.
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.
Mar 6 - 3:05 PM

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