Probably the least surprisingly news that Arsenal fans will hear today is that Gunners central midfielder Jack Wilshere has picked-up an injury in training.
The Guardian claims that the England international has suffered a suspected fracture to his left fibula. The midfielder will now have a scan on Friday to determine if he needs an operation or not.
If he needs an operation on the injury then he could be out of action for three months, but could be back in six to eight weeks if he does not
This comes after Wilshere was left out of the Gunners squad for the Community Shield victory over Chelsea. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger claimed he would only be out days, rather than weeks or months, but in typical Wilshere fashion the injury is worse than expected.
Wilshere is still regarded as one of English footballs brightest prospect, despite the fact that he spends more time in the Arsenal treatment room than Colin Lewin.
The 23-year-old missed six months of last season through injury and has a consistent record of being crocked. If he ever gets fit he may have a chance of fulfilling his supposed immense promise for club and country.
The way Wilshere is going at the moment his supposed potential will be left unfulfilled. He does have promise and has shown flashes of his ability in his short career so far. His drive and ability to take on a player is rare in English players.
However, the midfielder seems to be made of china and whenever he goes in for a tackle Gunners fans wince, because he is just that delicate when it comes to injuries.
It must be frustrating for Wilshere to have to endure another spell on the sidelines. However it must also be frustrating for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who obviously rates Wilshere as he fast-tracked the midfielder to the first team squad as a teenager.
Gunners fans seem to have now accepted Wilshere’s situation and do not rely on the England midfielder to be fit at all. Every time he gets fit they just wait for the next time he is injured.
It looks like everybody connected with Arsenal will once again have to wait to see if Wilshere can ever stay fit long enough to fulfil his potential. At the moment it looks unlikely that he will ever play enough games consistently to live-up to the hype of his early career.
Will Jack Wilshere ever stay fit enough to fulfil his potential?