Jack Wilshere facing months out with new ankle injury

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a potential leg fracture before the Gunners' 1-0 win against Chelsea in the Community Shield.

It was initially reported that the England international, who has a long list of injuries over the past few seasons, would only miss days or weeks at the most out because of the injury, but now it seems as though it is much worse than initially thought.

According to the Mirror, it is feared that Wilshere has suffered a hairline fracture in his fibula which could require surgery and that would leave him out of action for three months. 


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Even if that isn't the case Wilshere is still looking at six to eight weeks on the sidelines. The Mirror say that the 23-year-old has undergone a series of scans to further assess the damage, and a decision will be made shortly.

Wenger had initially said that Wilshere will be out for a 'matter of days', however that isn't the case and now the Arsenal midfielder is staring down the barrel of another period of rehabilitation.

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Wilshere is now unlikely to feature for England in their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland, having recently starred for the Three Lions.


He missed almost six months of the last campaign and started just nine Premier League games - while he's started just 48 games in the league over the last three seasons.

Neither Arsenal or Wilshere have officially commented on the latest reports, although they are expected to do so today.


When will Jack Wilshere finally get a break? He has had so much back luck with injuries and just when it seemed he was finding his feet for both club and country, disaster strikes again.

The England international must be incredibly frustrated having previously been so optimistic about the new season that is about to start, but now he's gone back to square one.

What does this mean for his future? Not much, truth be told. Wenger knows how to deal with Wilshere and coax him back to health, and now he must use his frustration to help get back and be the player everyone knows he can be.

Will Jack Wilshere ever be able to fulfil his potential at Arsenal? 

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