Arsenal fans suffered a serious scare today when it was revealed that Jack Wilshere was to share the cover of FIFA 12 with Wayne Rooney.
The latest installment of EA’s popular football game – in which you can play online against anyone in the world provided they’re Barcelona, Real Madrid or Inter – features Wilshere in Arsenal’s new away kit, alongside a picture of Rooney who is bellowing for monster reinforcements as he prowls the wastelands for food.
Arsenal fans might well be worried about the placement of the sensational midfielder beside United’s talismanic yet girthy striker. Last season Carlos Vela featured on the cover US version of the popular football game – in which you can be winning an online game by two goals with ’15’ minutes to go only to have your only opponent quit almost every single time – along with Kaka and Landon Donovan.
Subsequently Kaka has become terrible, Vela ended up on loan at West Brom and Landon Donovan remains Landon Donovan.
FIFA 12 is out in September and fans of the game will be looking forward to the collision engine and the new features which will allow online players to pretend to lose their internet connection every time they’re losing.