According to Jeremy Wilson in the Telegraph, Jack Wilshere is set to miss the rest of the season with fears that he’s suffered another leg fracture.
The midfielder was hurt in a clash with Harry Kane during Bournemouth’s 4-0 defeat to Sp*rs last weekend, and the report says that although an initial x-ray came up clear, further scans have indicated there may well be a problem with a small fracture in his fibula.
It seems the problem is with the same leg that was broken on the eve of last season during a training session. A tackle from Gabriel caused a small break, but the England international was only expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
Instead he sat out most of the season with complications arising from the initial injury, making his first Arsenal appearance in the 0-0 draw with Sunderland in late April.
He had a disappointing European Championships with England, and after being left out of the England squad last August, sought a loan move away from the club.
He’s had an almost injury free season with Eddie Howe’s side until now, but as ever with Wilshere it’s a game of wait and see with regard to how long this latest problem will keep him out of action.
The 25 year old, like others, is heading into the final 12 months of his deal at Arsenal, and as yet no new terms have been offered.
This new injury is sure to complicate matters further.