Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere really has had a year to forget. After picking up an injury in pre-season, the England international hasn't kicked a ball in anger in this campaign.
It's hard not to feel sorry for the 24-year-old, who has been limited to just 23 league games in the past three seasons.
Once hailed as England's most exciting young prospect, Wilshere's career is well and truly stalling. In fact, it appears to be going backwards and it's far from certain as to whether he will ever be able to maintain his fitness in north London.
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But it appears that there could be light at the end of the tunnel. According to Arsene Wenger, Wilshere is back in full training. Not only that, but he has been joined by fellow crock Tomas Rosicky.
Wenger also revealed that Spanish ace Santi Cazorla is just three weeks away from a return, but it was the news regarding Wilshere that interested the majority of fans.
April Fool's joke?
The reaction on social media, however, was probably not what Arsenal had in mind. Brilliantly, fans of the Gunners thought that the club were making an April Fool's joke.
Of course, some fans may well have been taking a cheeky dig at Wilshere, but it was all rather comical nonetheless.
Anyway, you can see the best reaction here:
With Euro 2016 very much on the horizon, there is still a debate as to whether Wilshere will be included in England's squad for the tournament.
The technically gifted star may well have failed to take to the pitch this term, but it appears that he could still be involved in France this summer.
Despite admitting that it's crucial to stay cautious with Wilshere, Wenger has insisted that he's not completely against the notion that the midfielder could feature at Euro 2016.
The Gunners chief stated, as per The Guardian: “When you’re a national team coach, you can take a gamble on one player but certainly not on five. You can certainly take a chance on just one player.
“You want your players to compete. When you’re a footballer you want to compete at the top level and what is important is that Jack, who is frustrated enough, regains confidence. It’s very important for his confidence that he can go to the Euros and he can play.
"It’s also important to have a player of his quality available. I’m cautious with him now but to be back fully competitive, it will take a few weeks.”
Should Hodgson take a risk on Wilshere for Euro 2016? Have your say below!
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