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Jack Wilshere | Midfielder | #10

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 143

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Jack Wilshere will, in all likelihood, be in the squad for Arsenal's Week 35 match at the Stadium of Light but don't expect a lot of minutes.
Frankly, regardless of what might be best for the player and his faint hopes of representing England in the Euros this summer, Arsenal can't afford to start Jack Wilshere on Sunday. He wouldn't be a presumptive starter even if he'd been healthy all season so the notion that he might get a start as Arsenal scratch and claw to finish in the Champions League places seems far-fetched. Look for Wilshere to maybe get 20 to 30 minutes if Arsenal are leading comfortably. Apr 22 - 11:08 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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Jack Wilshere came through last Friday's U21 match unscathed and will play with the U21s again today as he looks to return from a lengthy injury layoff.

With two matches coming up on Sunday and Thursday, Jack Wilshere coming through a second U21 match with his health intact might signal an opportunity to participate with the first team in match week 34. It is reasonable to expect that Wilshere will be on the bench for Sunday's match with Crystal Palace with a start at least possible against West Brom on Thursday. None of this is certain with Mohamed Elneny playing well in holding midfield but with three matches in 7 days, Wenger might want to give the Egyptian a break while easing Wilshere back into the line-up.
Apr 14 - 10:28 AM

As part of the final stage of his return from a broken leg, Jack Wilshere will turn out for the Arsenal U21 squad on Friday.

As you might imagine, Wilshere is being brought back slowly and the chances of him playing for the U21s on Friday and then for the first team on Saturday are non-existent. More likely, if Wilshere comes through the youth match on Friday in good shape then he will be in contention to participate in Week 34 at the Emirates against Crystal Palace. With three matches in eight days between the 17th and the 24th Wilshere seems likely to see at least one start.
Apr 7 - 5:02 PM

Arsene Wenger confirms Jack Wilshere has stepped up his recovery from a fibula fracture with the Arsenal midfielder targeting a return after the international break.

The Gunners boss revealed before Sundays’ FA Cup clash with Watford: "Wilshere is doing well. He was out running on Friday and he is very positive," Wenger said. "I saw him run, it looked quite impressive. His power is back, he doesn’t look to be holding back and that is good news. If he can continue that now I believe he is out of the tunnel." The return of the 24-year-old will provide a timely boost for both club and country although Wilshere will not be rushed back into first team action. However, his availability for Arsenal is likely to ensure the midfielder will be at this summers’ European Championships in France: "I think his past performances merit a place in the squad," said Three Lions coach Roy Hodgson recently.
Source: London 24
Mar 13 - 9:51 AM

Jack Wilshere is targeting a return to action in the second leg of the Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Nou Camp in March.

Wilshere was speaking to BT Sport on Saturday ahead of his sides’ FA Cup 5th round tie against Hull City at the Emirates: "It is possible, I mean it’s difficult to get back," replied the 24-year-old to claims by Arsene Wenger that he could return within 3-4 weeks. "I’m different from when I was 19, it takes a little bit more time. But I’m training and running and hopefully I will be back. I’m not sure how long it’s going to take because I’ve only been doing ball work for about a week. I probably need a game in the under-21s and I’ll be ready." With time running out, Wilshere must remain on schedule to keep his slender chances of playing in this summers’ European Championships with England in Paris.
Source: London 24
Feb 21 - 5:10 AM

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere will not be ready for a return to action until March at the earliest.

Speaking ahead of Saturdays’ FA Cup tie against Burnley, the Arsenal boss revealed that the injury plagued 24-year-old has only just started running: "Once you move outside, from the first day, you count six weeks to be competitive," Wenger said. "To build up the stamina, the intensity. You count six weeks to be ready fitness wise." The news leaves Wilshere with less than two-months to prove his fitness ahead of this summers’ European Championships in France, with a place in the England squad looking increasingly unlikely. Elsewhere, the Gunners can boast a pretty healthy group – Santi Cazorla is only other player not involved in training following the return of Danny Welbeck this week.
Jan 30 - 10:17 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 09:59:00 AM

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.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 10:16:00 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
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 05:37:00 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
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 03:52:00 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.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 03:30:00 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.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 09:45:00 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.
Wed, May 6, 2015 04:23:00 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.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 05:03:00 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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 12:24:00 PM