Jack Wilshere continues to struggle with a lot of injuries in his career
Jack Wilshere continues to struggle with a lot of injuries in his career. The midfielder is yet to feature for Arsenal this season and doubts were growing whether he will be set for an early retirement like Abou Diaby.
The former French midfielder recently announced his retirement after several seasons of continuous struggles with injuries. Wilshere is regarded as one of the finest English talents available, but his injury record is every statistic for both club and country. Wilshere featured in only 23 appearances last season and was expected to kick on in the 2015-16 season.
Since making his professional debut for the gunners in the 2008-09 season, Wilshere has gone on to make more than 40 appearances in only one season. The 24-year-old has also been restricted to just two appearances for the England national team, who will be anxious to get him back for the Euro 2016. Wilshere is one of the important players for the national team especially after the retirements of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in the centre of the field. Wenger has given his support to the injury prone midfielder by stating that he is ready to give him more opportunities to prove his fitness.
Wilshere has only two years left on his contract, but Wenger says that he has no intention of letting the player leave. “I am an optimist.I always think: ‘Okay, it’s true that he hasn’t played many games in recent years’. I hope at some stage that will stop because he is young and I hope I’m right.He is a special case because he is a special talent and he comes out of the club. And he is an England international and I hope his injuries will stop at some stage. He has two years left and I want Jack to stay here,” said Wenger.