Arsenal jinx: Wilshere needs surgery on fractured leg

Date published: Tuesday 15th September 2015 2:14

You couldn’t make it up. Well actually, you really could make it up. And you don’t even need to, for Arsenal’s injury jinx strikes yet again.

A week ago, Arsene Wenger was hopeful that Jack Wilshere could return from a fractured ankle in time to face Stoke City. Then on Thursday we got the inevitable news that Wilshere had suffered a slight setback in his recovery.

“I have not seen Jack Wilshere in the last two or three days,” Wenger said. “He is progressing slowly and I can’t tell you much more about it. I will talk with my medical staff today. It is slower than expected as I expected him to be back and available after the break but unfortunately he will not be available for Saturday.

“He had a little setback and I have to know about it but I can’t tell you much more as I have no medical information.”

In a classic case of Arsenal being Arsenal, that “little setback” has now snowballed. It has been revealed that Wilshere will require surgery on a hairline fracture in his left fibula.

The Evening Standard claim that Wilshere could now be out until Christmas but, without a full pre-season, there must be serious doubts about his likelihood of making Euro 2016. Poor Jack.

Here is Wilshere’s full injury list since 2010. It makes for un-sexy reading:

Jack Wilshere Injury List

– January 2010: Left hamstring

– November 2010: Back

– August 2011: Right ankle

– February 2012: Right foot

– October 2012: Right ankle

– February 2013: Left thigh

– March 2013: Left ankle

– May 2013: Left ankle

– July 2013: Illness

– August 2013: Right ankle

– September 2013: Right ankle

– October 2013: Right ankle

– November 2013: Left ankle

– December 2013: left ankle

– January 2014: Right ankle

– February 2014:Left hamstring

– March 2014: Left foot

– October 2014: Left knee

– November 2014: Left calk

– November 2014: Left ankle

– August 2015: Left leg

– September 2015: Left leg

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