According to Arsenal officials, Jack Wilshere might not be out for such a long time as previously thought. A club statement read that Wilshere will indeed have to spend a bit more time on the sidelines, but not lose the whole season as some newspapers rumoured.
“The club can confirm Jack Wilshere has a small stress fracture to his right foot, however it is not accurate to state he has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
“The injury is in a different area to his previous surgery, and it will be reassessed in around two weeks time by our medical team and medical experts who have worked together throughout Jack’s recovery.
“This is a recognised complication of a complex rehabilitation process and, of critical importance, Jack’s initial injury is recovering well.”
Wilshere has been out for the entire first half of the season, and given his EURO 2012 ambitions it’s going to be hard for him to come back in time to return to full fitness before the summer. Wenger made sure he has the midfielder position covered and transferred young attacking midfielder Eisfeld, but it may not be an easy task to accustom him to the Premiership on such a short notice.