Arsene Wenger has insisted Jack Wilshere will not go down in history as an injury crock. The Arsenal midfielder has been ruled out of action for three months with a fracture of his left leg and will be out until the New Year.
Wenger believes Wilshere will come back stronger from the latest injury set-back even though there have been suggestions his injury record will blight his reputation in the game. The England star had two operations last season after injuring his left ankle but returned to play in their FA Cup Final win over Aston Villa.
He aggravated an injury while on England duty last week and will require surgery which will need a plate inserted in his leg. A club statement had said that: “Jack’s scans show that the healing process is not progressing as well as expected. He is likely to be out for approximately three months.”
But Wenger now insists his young midfielder – who was at the centre of transfer speculation in the summer – will bounce back from his latest setback. Wenger said: “There is nothing malicious in there – just part of a bone that has not healed. “Jack is young enough to get over this. I’m confident he can make a career his talent deserves.”