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Can Arsenal Blame England For Jack Wilshere’s Injury? They’ll Try To

by | 4th, September 2011

ARSENAL’S teenage tyro Jack Wilshere is injured. He won’t play again until November. Huge sighs of relief all round at the FA, then, because England relented to pressure from Arsene Wenger club and omitted the player from the country’s Under-21 team for last summer’s European Championships in Denmark.

The 19-year-old was fit enough to play for Arsenal in July. But he only lasted seven minutes of Arsenal’s Emirates Cup match with New York Red Bulls.

So. It’s Arsenal’s fault?

This site says:

Arsenal have consulted specialists worldwide, the report added, on how to manage the injury which was aggravated while playing for England against Switzerland in June.

The BBC reports:

Wilshere is wearing a protective boot to guard the affected right ankle, which Wenger claims was first damaged before the US pre-season trip, when the youngster was on England duty against Switzerland.

Looks like Arsenal can blame England after all…

Unless he was injured before that. Said Wenger:

“Maybe it is a consequence of overuse last year. He was in the red [zone of exhaustion], like I told you and nobody wanted to hear. We knew he was in the red in the last two months and we continued to play him because we had no choice.’’

You knew he was exhausted but no-one listened – so Arsenal played him in a meaningless friendly against New York?

Is that what you want us to know, Arsene?



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