Monday, July 15, 2024

Wilshere: this absence has been the toughest

Jack Wilshere says he’s feeling good as he steps up his comeback from ankle surgery, but that this latest injury absence has been the toughest to deal with mentally.

The England midfielder had a good pre-season, but was injured on the eve of the Community Shield, ultimately requiring an operation to fix the problem. After so many previous injuries, it was another huge setback for Wilshere and he says this one has been difficult for him to deal with.

Speaking to Arsenal Player, he said, “Mentally this one has been the toughest to take because I had a big injury last year, came back, got myself fit, back in good form, played for England.

“Then I cut my holiday short for two weeks and came in to try to get myself right for this season. I thought, ‘This season I need to be fit for the whole season and go into the Euros with a whole season behind me’.

“Unfortunately on the last day of pre-season I got injured so it was probably the toughest one for me to take.”

Wilshere is resisting the temptation to rush his comeback in any way, and when he does regain full fitness is ready for the challenge of working his way back into first team action.

“I want to be part of this team,” he said. “I proved last season that I can get back and fight for a place. I know it’s not going to be easy but that’s what I want to do.”

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Good lad. I really hope they have a permanent solution and he can play for a good number of years without trouble. Assuming no cnt kicks him again.

He can become a great if so.

Gilles Sunu

Miss this lad being back on the pitch!
The way he would charge forward with the ball was always a joy to watch – like a young Rosicky.

Hope he returns soon and can have an injury free end to the season to help us secure the Prem!

Sanogo for Ballon D'Or

I’ve always been a fan of Wilshere..and the prospect of him being in the first team never fails to excite me. I hope Wenger finds a way to use Wilshere when he comes back.

the only sam is nelson

Whether he’s starting or on the bench, seeing an in-form Wilshere back in the frame should be enough to gladden the hearts of even the most black-scarfed of gooners…

Rip Van's Winkel

He should take a trip to Tracy Island and get Professor Flame to replace all his bodily fluids
with Levulinic acid.


Still not too sure where his best position for Arsenal is though. He seems to do well in the deep role with England, but not so much with Arsenal, where he’s played up front or on the wings.

Hopefully he becomes Arsenal’s long-term successor to Santi, and in doing so, he would be reuniting with Coq, who I believe was his midfield partner in the FA Youth Cup winning team?


Would be awesome if that happens…but then there’s that Ramsey fella who’s buzzing to get back to that box-to-box role though. All in all should make them both step their game up to lock down the position

Mr. White

Such a top player jack is. Shame he keeps getting injuried cos he’s the closest player to replace santi in the middle. Not as techniquecal as him but he makes that up with his aggression. Can’t wait for him to come back and hopefully not get injuried as much.


Desperately missing him right now. The “Genius of The Triangle” by @DezilDez will begin when he returns.

Shere Willpower

Stay strong Jack, the best is yet to come for you, I’m sure of it.



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Ronnie Pickering

Such a shame for Jack coz when he gets a good run of games you start to see the player that he cold of been or still could be but with the injuries punctuating his career the way they have its hard to really hit peak form . If he can then definitely I’d like to see him succeed Santi like many others would . At present tho I think with everybody fit and well going into a big game he isn’t a starter .


Great write up on our options on the right wing by Cox on the Arsenal main site. As I have mentioned, it should not be a zero sum game. Its not a question of one player being better than the other necessarily. We have three very different players and it gives us different options in breaking teams down. Ramsey – The more creative passer of the ball. Stays tuck in more and relies on Bellerin to muscle down the wing. Adds an extra body next to Ozil and Carzola. Ox – Short passes mainly to Bellerin bc he tends to… Read more »


Indeed, Danny is amazing player, who used to play fro the wrong team, before joining us. If he gets more time on the pitch, which will now be really difficult, he will significantly improve, I am sure of that. He needs to get back in form, grab couple of goals, and we will have another decent striker by the end of the season. If he stays fit, may be during the next season, we will be able to see him on his 100%s.

Wenger's love child

You need to finish the dribble Jack. You’re not done if they can find your ankle.
Control the pace Wilsh, One too many running at your ankle with full force and meeting it. Common super captain, come take your place, the glory days are here! CoyG!


Come back, Jack. We’re missing you.


I like Jack, what’s not to like, but l think he’s another RvP with regards to fitness. With a fully fit squad he wouldn’t make my first team and l think he should be playing regularly. Wouldn’t be sad to see him go really.

The Arse in the Gamb

Maybe they should bring in L plates for players recently returned from injury. Or green P plates.

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