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Jack Wilshere

22-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  9/20/2014
Birthdate:  January 1, 1992    Birthplace:  Stevenage, England
Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  150 lbs    

September 19, 2014    Jack Wilshere News

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Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Friday that Wilshere is available for Arsenal's Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday. "I was wrong (after the Dortmund game), it was his left ankle and it was only a click that made him turn his ankle a bit, so he's alright."

Wenger said after the Dortmund game that Wilshere could miss a lot of time due to the injury, as he has a history of ankle ailments, but it looks like he'll be available, though Arsenal have much better fantasy options in midfield such as Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

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Jack Wilshere: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 16, 2014

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Wilshere suffered an ankle injury during Arsenal's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday and manager Arsene Wenger said he is unsure how much time Wilshere will miss. "It's difficult to say how bad it is because I am a bit cautious, normally it's not very bad but because of his history I'm a bit cautious," Wenger said.

Wilshere scored during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City, though he is not generally a big contributor in most fantasy formats. The injury bug is starting to bite Arsenal a bit, which could lead to a very shuffled lineup Saturday against Aston Villa.

September 16, 2014

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Wilshere enters Tuesday's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund coming off a splendid one-goal, one-assist performance versus Manchester City over the weekend.

Wilshere was all action in Saturday's draw against City, driving Arsenal's midfield forward to spark their comeback. The Englishman scored the Gunners' equalizer, his first goal since January, before setting up another with a fine header to Alexis Sanchez. That performance figures to earn Wilshere another start in Tuesday's titanic tie at German giants Borussia Dortmund.

August 18, 2014

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Wilshere started Saturday's season opener versus Crystal Palace and was substituted after 69 minutes with one shot attempt on goal.

Wilshere apparently came down with an illness toward the end of last week, so manager Arsene Wenger decided to make a substitution upon noticing his midfielder struggling with the game's pace during the second half Saturday. With Mesut Ozil expected to return from his post-World Cup rest this weekend at Everton, Wilshere's starting gig is in jeopardy. With that in mind, Wilshere will probably compete with Santi Cazorla for the final first-team position on Arsenal's team sheet in the coming weeks, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain representing another midfield option as well.

May 9, 2014

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Wilshere (ankle) is expected to be in the squad for Sunday's season-finale against Norwich City, the club's official web site reports.

Wilshere, who has three goals and four assists in 23 appearances this season, has not played since injuring his ankle in an international friendly for England against Denmark back on March 5. Even if he is able make the 18, a big performance shouldn't be expected after being out for so long.

May 1, 2014

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England manager Roy Hodgson said that Wilshere's (ankle) spot on England's World Cup team is safe even if he doesn't return for Arsenal this season, reports the Daily Mail.

Hodgson said his squad will be assessed by player performance over the past two years, and is unlikely to have any major surprises. Wilshere has been training after injuring his ankle in March, but Hodgson believes the player is simply not being rushed back to action by Arsenal, and that the midfielder will be ready to play in Brazil.

April 14, 2014

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Wilshere, who is currently out with an ankle injury, will start jogging this week, the club's official web site reports.

Wilshere is expected to return sometime in the next three weeks, according to manager Arsene Wenger. The midfielder, who has three goals and four assists this season, has not played since injuring his ankle in an international friendly against Denmark on March 5.

April 11, 2014

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Wilshere will move closer to a return to action next week when he begins running outside for the first time since breaking his foot, reports the Daily Mail.

The midfielder suffered the fracture in early March and has recently been doing more work in the gym. If the next steps in his recovery go well, Wilshere could find himself back in action before the season ends.