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Jack Wilshere | Midfielder

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 143

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Arsenal envisioned a return for Jack Wilshere after the international break following tests which revealed a hairline fracture of the fibula back in August.
However ahead of last weekends’ clash v Stoke City Arsene Wenger revealed Wilshere would not be ready because of what he referred to as "a little setback." The specifics and nature of the latest problem were unknown at the time but it has since been revealed that the injury is not healing as expected. The midfielder will require surgery to insert a plate into his leg to help stabilise the bone and to ensure it heals in the correct position. Although there is no definitive timeline on Wilshere’s return early reports suggest a comeback around Christmas along with team mate Tomas Rosicky. Danny Welbeck is another long-term absentee [knee] and the England international should be back in early 2016. Sep 15 - 9:59 AM

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The news always seems to be the same for Jack Wilshere with the news that he will be out for between six and eight weeks with a hairline fracture in his left fibula.

What was originally reported as a minor ankle issue that might not even keep Wilshere out of the season opener has somehow transformed into a significant injury that may keep him out until the end of September. The news is more of the same for Wilshere who played well for England over the summer after recovering from an injury to the other leg late last season. Overall, ankle and leg issues have kept Wilshere from finding regular form or carving out a meaningful spot in the Arsenal squad let alone the starting eleven. He is quickly approaching Diaby/Rosicky status as talented but entirely unreliable due to health issues.
Aug 6 - 10:16 AM

News broke on Sunday morning that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere would miss the Community Shield game as a precaution after injuring his ankle during a training ground session on Saturday.

Wenger confirmed soon after that the injury was not a "concern" and the England international was expected to be available for GW1 as the initial prognosis suggested 2-5 days. However following the win over Chelsea the Arsenal boss appeared to contradict himself "We have no big injuries at the moment apart from Jack Wilshere." Now interpret that how you may but BIG could refer to ‘a key first team squad member’ or he may be referencing the injury itself. The latter certainly fits with reports this evening implying Wilshere is a major doubt for the opening weekend. The good news though – the problem occurred to Wilshere’s right ankle and not his troublesome left.
Source: The Mirror
Aug 2 - 5:37 PM

Jack Wilshere has rebounded from his FA Cup celebration embarrassment with two consecutive strong performances for England capped by a brace against Slovenia in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Performances for national teams, especially ones with the media following of England, are always magnified regardless of the opposition. Slovenia are currently ranked 48th in the world by FIFA so we should take Wilshere's brace with the grain of salt that the competition dictates. Still, given his injury-riddled season with Arsenal any positive performances are a step forward for Wilshere. He is still very much a reserve behind Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil in the center of Arsenal's midfield so don't get over-excited in your fantasy draft.
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 15 - 3:52 PM

Jack Wilshere's profane public comments at Arsenal's FA Cup celebration have drawn the attention of the FA who has charged him with bringing the game into disrepute. Wilshere has until June 10 to respond.

Jack Wilshere's shenanigans have put him in hot water with Arsene Wenger, the media and now, the FA. The Football Association charge could lead to a suspension at the start of next season. Assuming the combative and oft-injured midfielder is still with Arsenal when the season begins he could miss the Community Shield as well as the first few matches of the season. For a player who needs to take every opportunity available to re-establish himself after something of a lost season a suspension starting off the year isn't what he needed.
Jun 3 - 3:30 PM

Jack Wilshere has again shown immaturity as he led the crowd out to celebrate Arsenal's FA Cup victory in a series of profane anti-Spurs chants and songs.

Wilshere has been with the club since the age of nine and, as such, is probably as rooted in the rivalry with Tottenham as any of the supporters. That said, for the second straight season he has embarrassed the club with his antics at the FA Cup celebration. His contributions have been occasionally spectacular but inconsistency and injury issues have kept him from being a first team regular. At some point, Arsenal may look at the wealth of options in their midfield - Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Walcott - and decide it is time to cash in on a young English player who is still viewed as having potential. It won't be too much longer until Wilshere goes from "having potential" to "having had potential" and losing his value. Manchester City would likely be interested in (over)paying for Wilshire if he were available.
Jun 1 - 9:45 AM

Jack Wilshere ended his long layoff with a substitute appearance against Hull City in Monday's 3-1 Arsenal win.

With Arsenal playing well in his absence, it wasn't clear exactly when Jack Wilshere was going to get his chance to start working back to the sort of form that only first team action can provide. Wilshere got his first dip back in the pool on Monday when he came on for Aaron Ramsey in the 68th minute. He didn't contribute a great deal in his 22+ minutes on the pitch but at least it's a start.
May 6 - 4:23 PM

Jack Wilshere wasn't deemed ready for even the bench against Burnley but he played 88 healthy minutes for Arsenal's U21 side against Reading on Monday.

Wilshere's fate for the balance of the season still isn't clear. With Arsenal having won eight matches on the trot, Arsene Wenger doesn't have a great deal of motivation to switch things up. With Ramsey, Ozil, and Cazorla are the three players who Wilshere could conceivably replace and Ozil and Cazorla are both playing very well while Ramsey needs minutes as much as Wilshere does after his own injury issues. The FA Cup semi-final against Reading represents an opportunity to play Wilshere with relatively low risk but that doesn't do much for fantasy Premier League managers. Wilshere's next significant opportunity may have to wait until Arsenal have comfortably secured a top three spot and been eliminated from the title race officially.
Apr 14 - 5:03 PM

Jack Wilshere's injury has lasted longer than expected but the England international is back in the squad for Arsenal's Week 32 trip to Burnley.

Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott seem to be following similar career arcs. Both highly touted as youngsters. Both early entrants into the Arsenal starting eleven who showed flashes of brilliance. Both having failed to live up to potential yet through some combination of injury issues and a failure to develop all of the potential that many observers feel they have. Wilshere is healthy again after his most recent ankle injury but with a strong Arsenal squad functioning highly, it isn't clear how much playing time he'll see down the stretch as Arsenal fight to maintain their grip on second place and the FA Cup.
Apr 10 - 12:24 PM

Arsene Wenger was non-committal when discussing the likelihood that Jack Wilshere will participate against Liverpool on Saturday.

The Arsenal manager indicated that Wilshere had trained well during the week and shown no after-effects of the ankle injury that has kept him out of the Arsenal like-up since late November of last year. Arsenal's Week 31 match-up with Liverpool comes with high stakes and Arsenal are flush with healthy midfield options so it is likely that Wilshere will do no better than a spot on the bench this week.
Apr 2 - 10:58 AM

Jack Wilshere will miss at least Arsenal's Week 27 and 28 matches after he had a minor procedure on his ankle.

The procedure was not targeted at a new issue but rather to clean up some discomfort from the procedure that Wilshere had in the wake of his November ankle injury. With Aaron Ramsey close to (another) return and Santi Cazorla playing in the role that Ramsey and Wilshere have been occupying most recently, it isn't clear how much playing time there will be for Wilshere when he does return.
Feb 27 - 3:01 PM

It appears that Jack Wilshere needs a break from his rehabilitation before ever getting in a competitive match.

On the bench for Arsenal's Premier League win over Crystal Palace over the weekend, Arsene Wenger has indicated that the combative midfielder is unlikely to be available for Wednesday's Champions League match. The reason given is that he has been training hard to get back to full fitness and Wenger doesn't want to risk any recurrence. The Arsenal manager was quick to point out that this should not be considered a setback but just part of the ebb and flow of managing a player's return from injury.
Feb 25 - 11:08 AM

Jack Wilshere is nearing the end of what will be approximately a three month absence from Arsenal's first team.

The midfielder has been training fully since early in the month but the big question is when Arsene Wenger will deem him match fit. In his press conference ahead of the Week 26 match at Selhurst Park, Wenger said Wilshere " fine." but gave no indication as to when the England international might return to first team action. Given the relative health of his squad and new training resources that are likely pushing the manager to be cautious, it seems likely that Wilshere will be brought along slowly. Both Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott have been eased back slowly in what appears to be the new "Arsenal Way".
Feb 19 - 1:40 PM

Arsene Wenger has stated that Jack Wilshere will return to full training next week with the manager hoping that will happen as soon as Sunday.

Out since late-November, Jack Wilshere will likely require at least a week but more likely two weeks of training before he plays in a league match again. A reasonable-sounding timeline given Wenger's fit squad and recent caution bringing Theo Walcott back into the line-up would be a substitute appearance at Selhurst Park on February 21st and another at the Emirates against Everton on March 1st. After that, assuming Arsenal are still fairly healthy in midfield, there will be an interesting competition for minutes between Wilshere, Ramsey, and Rosicky.
Feb 5 - 11:24 AM

Arsene Wenger indicated in his Week 23 press conference that Jack Wilshere is about 10 days from resuming normal training activities.

Given that Wilshere's ankle injury has likely caused his fitness levels to drop, he will probably require a significant period of returning to match fitness after he is healthy enough to resume training. If February 8 represents a solid estimate of his first normal training session then it seems reasonable that he won't be ready to play in the Premier League for another two weeks after than with a next start unlikely until early March.
Jan 29 - 11:03 AM