Jack Wilshere’s fitness is in question after he became the fourth player this season to ‘turn an ankle’, in the 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
The incident happened late on when the midfielder was challenged from behind and he immediately put his hand in the air to signal he was in trouble.
Despite the fact he could no longer run, he stayed on the pitch until the final whistle.
Afterwards, Arsene Wenger said, “Jack Wilshere has turned his ankle, 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.”
Given his ankle issues in the past that caution is understandable, but with the game dead, and only a few minutes to go, why did he stay on?
The manager didn’t have much to say post-game about Arsenal’s performance, or lack thereof, but congratulated the home side for the way they played.
“Congratulations to Dortmund, they were the better team. We had a disappointing performance and the victory is normal. Still the paradox of the night is we had very good chances to to score first that didn’t go for us and went for them.”
Wenger wasn’t too keen on pinning the blame on Danny Welbeck’s misses though, saying, “He will finish, I don’t think we have to make a problem with that. He had a very lively first half and he couldn’t finish from his two or three good chances in the first half.
“We have to be patient.”
Of course we all know the real reason it went wrong – that miserable looking blue kit.
Ok, it was because we played like shit, but still, the kit is awful.