JACK FIT IN AUGUST
Jack Wilshere has said that he would be fit to play for Arsenal in the last week of August. But, the manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, has given a completely different statement. Wenger told the reporters that there is no chance of Wilshere getting fit towards the end of this month. He needs at least 2 more months to recover from his injury completely and he would probably make a comeback in October. As per Wenger, it is not easy to recover from two successive surgeries. He is not ready to play at the moment and he needs some more time to get fully fit.
Wilshere joined Arsenal way back in 2001 when he was just 9 years of age. He represented Arsenal at the Under 16 and Under 18 level. In the 2008-09 season, he was given the opportunity to play for the senior team in the pre season matches. Wilshere impressed Arsene Wenger with his performance and he was given a place in the first choice squad of the club. He played his first match for Arsenal against Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League. He gave some impressive performances for Arsenal till the 2010-11 season. He was expected to flourish in the last season as well. But, unfortunately, he injured himself while playing in a pre season match against New York Red Bulls. His ankle got fractured and he had to go through a surgery. Since then, he hasn’t been able to feature for Arsenal again.
Due to the injury, he wasn’t able to represent England in the Euro Cup 2012 and in the London Olympics. On being asked about missing these two big competitions, Wilshere said that it was frustrating to sit at home and watch the team playing on television. He was itching to go out there and perform.