Once again, just as things were seemingly coming together for Jack Wilshere – injury strikes.
The midfielder limped off in the second-half of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup clash against Chelsea this evening, with Gunners fans fearing their beloved homegrown star could face yet another spell on the sidelines.
On the 54th minute, Wilshere’s ankle was struck by a powerful shot from Danny Drinkwater, which came off his dangling leg as he jumped to block the strike.
Moments later, the 25-year-old was sat on the ground in clear discomfort, with the shot seemingly jarring his ligaments.
Arsene Wenger – who’s currently serving a touchline ban – was clearly frustrated to see his captain go down with yet another knock.
Within minutes, Wilshere was replaced with Mohamed Elneny and could be immediately seen on the Arsenal bench with ice on his injured ankle.
This injury blow has come at a terrible time for Wilshere, who has once again established himself in Arsenal’s starting line-up, following his loan spell at Bournemouth last season.
The England international has enjoyed a brilliant run in recent weeks, playing and finishing consecutive Premier League games – and has often been his team’s best player.
What’s more, with Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey currently on the sidelines, and Alexis Sanchez seemingly on his way to Manchester City this month, this is just further bad news for poor Arsenal fans.
Let’s hope Wilshere’s knock isn’t serious, eh?
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