The news and concerns about Jack Wilshere’s injuries have been all around since January and there is hope that he would be coming back to playing form by this month. That is what the boss of West Ham, Manuel Pellegrini is expecting and he has informed media accordingly. As he closes in on a return to the team, there is much that many expect out of him; when his ankle problem was revealed in January it was not sure that this midfielder of England team would be off form for the rest of the game season this year.
Though his ankle injury concerns were voiced in January, the problem was persisting from before. Wilshere has missed about 11 games before December of last year. He required minor surgery on the left ankle and though he did come back for a brief cameo in the game against Newcastle, the 27-year-old player has been down after that. He was advised to rest and sit out the next nine matches. As a result, most of the matches in December and January have been with him absent from the field. He was also absent when the team traveled to Bournemouth where he had been on loan in two earlier seasons.
Jack Wilshere showcases Ross Barkley as an example to be replicated for him to get back to top form. Jack, also known as the star player of West Ham, has been impressed by the form of this Chelsea midfielder which has also earned him a recall for the England team.
Jack wishes to reignite his playing career so that he can win an opportunity to get back into the squad of England’s football team. Being a former star player of Arsenal, he has been struggling with injuries that have kept him back from the field in most games in recent years. He is especially resentful of having missed out from being part of the World Cup squad of Gareth Southgate last summer when they played in London Stadium.
The injuries are still going on to obstruct the West Ham man. Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury setback with midfielder West Ham struggling to return from surgery of ankle. The 26-year-old career has been affected by injury issue underwent a small surgery in September and is predicted to be sidelined for nearly six weeks.
But, Wilshere still has to take a rest because of some inflammation around the ankle, which means he cannot continue the training and pushing his likely return date back to November. “Jack felt a bit of pain the last two days here, so he needed more time to recover,” Manuel Pellegrini revealed. Wilshere, who joined Hammers on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer, had started all four West Ham Premier League matches before being wounded against Wolves on September 1.
Jack Wilshere supports NCF Elites, offering special education for children of all ages. Former Arsenal coach Paul Johnson, member of Arsene Wenger’s backroom team for 22 years, and NCC director Nick Cook has organized and runs sessions at the College of North East London in Enfield. It is designed to help talented youngsters with the best coaching that can help them reach the Gothia Youth World Cup – the biggest youth tournament on the planet.
West Ham’s former midfielder Wilshere took time to see the professional technical sessions before talking to the children to encourage them in the future. Wilshere said, “All I wanted to do was play football and there were opportunities like this, but there seems to be no facility like this or coaching organization. It was more, ‘Get a ball and go down in the park.’
Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitarayan has been confidently saying that Arsenal is on the correct path despite the two losses which took place towards the beginning of the season. The team knows where it’s heading. Mkhitarayan achieved one goal and helped the other one in 3-2 loss against Chelsea last weekend. Despite not achieving victory, the Armenian is quite happy with the approach shown by Unai Emery wherein it would play out from the back as it would work well in time. The team is not happy with the result; however, they know where they are going and how to buck up. They indeed had a tough schedule as they played Chelsea and Manchester City but they had to face this challenge, some day or the other.
Mkhitarayan said they did their best, but it is a game and winning and losing is a part of it. The best part is that they are positive and believe in themselves. This way, they would continue working hard and show ultimate results. It is only the initial few games that they lost, but there are many more to go. The team is doing its best now as Arsenal would play with West Ham and they would need a victory to being creating momentum under Emery as he inherits a team which scored 6th
place in the Premier League last season.
Belgium take on England in a crucial third place play-off match. Both teams have had a major disappointment in the semi-final as they were hoping to reach the final of the competition. However, even in third place finish will be positive for both teams. Belgium have never been to the semifinals in the past but this is one of the most talented teams of the World Cup. England have been able to reach the semifinals after World Cup 1990 but they were unable to win the title for the first time since 1966.
England have been less than spectacular so far in the tournament but there have been occasions when they have dismantled opposition – largely due to the brilliance of Harry Kane. Belgium, meanwhile, have been the opposite with the team dominating throughout the tournament – and even in the semi-final against France. Belgium are undoubtedly the favourites coming into the match. One of the strong points of Belgium is the ability to score goals and this talented team has a number of players like Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, and Romelu Lukaku on good form.
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes Jack Wilshere should following the route taken by compatriot Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the end of the campaign. The England international has just four months left on his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium, and Parlours feels the 26-year-old should pursue fresh pastures elsewhere.
In a report covered by The Star, Parlour suggested that Wilshere may have to consider his Gunners future, if he is to progress further in his playing career. He continued to take the example of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has earned plenty of plaudits since leaving the Gunners for a move to Liverpool earlier in the summer.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been tipped to follow former Gunner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool at the end of the current campaign. The England international has just five months left on his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium, and talks over an extension are still ongoing between him and the club.
According to The Sun, Jurgen Klopp could make his second raid in as many seasons on the Gunners with Wilshere available on a free transfer, should he decline a new contract with the north London side. Wilshere become a regular under Arsene Wenger during Aaron Ramsey’s time on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, and his performances caught the eye of several pundits as well as national team coach Gareth Southgate.
Jack Wilshere has opened up on the surprise loan move to Bournemouth by saying that it is all about proving his quality. The Arsenal midfielder is a regular for England, but staying fit has been one of the biggest problems for the player.
Despite having made his Arsenal debut back in the 2008-09 season, he has made only 160 appearances for the gunners in nine seasons. Averaging less than 20 games per season is not good even for a player with Wilshere’s quality and Arsene Wenger has decided to try out another loan move for the player. (more…)
Jack Wilshere has gone under the knife once more (for another ankle injury), with The Guardian reporting that he’ll miss at least three months while recovering. Surgery was successful, but Arsenal is once again without one of its most promising and capable midfield options for the foreseeable future, and there’s a great deal of understandable frustration. Since showing so much potential at a young age, Wilshere has struggled to stay active for a long enough period of uninterrupted time to make the impact he’s capable of. But Wilshere’s promise and future aside, times just became tougher for the Gunners.
So how will Arsenal replace Wilshere and stay in (or at least near) contention in the next few months? Here’s a quick look ahead. (more…)