Arsenal fans will be disappointed to hear the news today that midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for at least 3 months following surgery on his injured ankle. Arsenal‘s website carried a statement that confirmed the surgery had been successful.
Jack Wilshere is 22-years-old but has been plagued with injuries over the past few seasons. Arsenal fans believed they had one of the hottest prospects in British football when Jack Wilshere was announced to the world at just 16-years-of-age when making his Gunners’ debut.
Wilshere has played 95 Premier League games for Arsenal since 2008, scoring 5 goals but his troublesome ankles have caused constant problems for the youngster and stunted his growth as a club icon. The 5ft 7 1/2in midfielder has also spent a short spell on loan at Bolton Wanderers but there is no doubt Wilshere has been surpassed by the likes of Aaron Ramsey because of the time spent on the sidelines.
Arsenal posted on their website: “Everyone at the club wishes Jack a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as possible.” Wilshere himself posted the image above on his social media showing how the surgery went well but Arsenal will have to get used to life without Jack for another 3 months. The below image, borrowed from Sky Sports News’ Twitter, shows how Arsenal have in fact played more games in the Premier League without Jack Wilshere since his 2008 debut. The unfortunate 26 time capped Englishman has spent 115 weeks on the treatment table and missed 127 matches.
By Gareth Thomas | November 27th, 2014