Rumours have been swirling around that Jack Wilshere had suffered a season ending set-back on the road to recovery (via the Express), but James Olley of The Evening Standard has rubbished the reports and suggested the England international is still on track for an imminent return.
#afc insist Jack Wilshere hasn’t suffered a setback in his recovery from injury as rumoured. Club say he’s “progressing well”.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) March 23, 2016
Wilshere has missed the entire season so far, with the 24-year-old suffering an ankle injury during training ahead of our Community Shield (via the Express).
It’s been a real blow to be without Wilshere, as not only have we been without his quality, but we’ve suffered other injuries in that area and been left really short at times.
With such few games remaining Wilshere’s return was unlikely going to be a season changer, but it still would have been disappointing for him to miss the entire campaign. He will also want to return in time to be in with a chance of featuring in Roy Hodgson’s plans for the Euro 2016 Championships, although Arsenal fans would probably prefer if he took it easy this summer and concentrated on his recovery.
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Wilshere was essentially written off this season by most Arsenal fans, with many giving up hope he’d be able to play any part quite some time ago. We’re all hoping he finally overcomes his injury issues though, and next season is finally the season he makes a real impact and strings more than a handful of consecutive games together; wishful thinking perhaps.