Jack Wilshere has give Arsenal a major reason to panic during the business end of the campaign. The midfielder playing for England last night, has managed to sustain a hairline fracture on his navicular bone in his left foot and has been ruled out for the next six weeks.
The club statement which revealed the news, have confirmed that Jack will be out for as long as 6 weeks.
“Following initial scans carried out by the FA on Wednesday night, further investigation by Arsenal’s medical team has discovered a crack to a small bone in Jack’s left foot – the navicular, an area of his foot which has not been previously injured.”
Following the news, Arsenal fans reacted on twitter as fears of losing the FA Cup and ending up without a silverware struck in. Starting with Podolski’s tweet, here are few:
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) March 6, 2014
Very annoying news about Wilshere, but maybe, after being clobbered like that, the sensible thing is not to play on. It hurts for a reason.
— arseblog (@arseblog) March 6, 2014
Does that six weeks include the inevitable setback or…?
— Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) March 6, 2014
In all honesty, Wilshere has been far under-par recently. With Kallstrom and Ramsey on their way back, there's not too much of a problem.
— iArsenal (@iArsenal97) March 6, 2014
— AFCPressWatch™ (@AFCPressWatch) March 6, 2014
Wilshere is going to be a massive miss for Arsenal in these next 6 weeks
— Aaron Carter (@azcarter11) March 6, 2014
Yet another Arsenal player injured on national duty… with England… and it's Wilshere? What a surprise.
— Tomas Ozil (@FestusMANAFEST) March 6, 2014
— Gordon (@Arsenal_Supremo) March 6, 2014
Still, Jack Wilshere should look on the bright side: plenty of time to enjoy his Union Jack couch and cushions pic.twitter.com/L7OZgWzjQq
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) March 6, 2014
I'm just amazed that the FA were actually able to find a bit of Jack Wilshere's foot, "which has not been previously injured."
— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) March 6, 2014