Wilshere’s latest setback is set to rule him out for a month. The hairline fracture to his fibula is a significant blow after what was a strong pre-season for the 23-year-old (via The Guardian).
Just like a number of players in our squad, this season was billed as a significant one for Wilshere and this latest injury may just hamper his opportunities to produce his best football.
However, Wenger doesn’t want Wilshere to curb his creative instincts.
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“Jack’s game is to provoke with the ball at his feet and go and penetrate,” Wenger insisted.
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“If you take that away you change the player and you take one of his biggest strengths out of the game.
“Jack’s game is to receive, go forward, provoke, release the ball. Sometimes because he has a good little burst, he uses that very well to get out.”
Despite all the injuries Wilshere has suffered, there is still hope that the worst might be behind him. The series of traumatic injuries he’s been the victim of have mostly been as the result of bad challenges – suggesting he might enjoy a little more luck in that regard sooner rather than later.
Constant muscular problems are more unpredictable and one would find it hard to recall Wilshere missing a game due to a soft-tissue injury.
Hopefully, this latest injury is the last major one of his career.