JACK WILSHERE

  • Ramsey out for a month but Wilshere eases Wenger's injury pain September 30, 2014

    Arsenal will lose Aaron Ramsey for a month amid their injury crisis but manager Arsene Wenger revealed with relief that another key midfielder, Jack Wilshere, is fit to play a part in Wednesday's Champions League fixture against Galatasaray. As he reiterated the extent of Arsenal's current injury woes at a news...
  • Wenger put England before Arsenal, says grateful Wilshere May 29, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dissuaded Jack Wilshere from rushing his comeback from injury to ensure he would be fit and ready for the World Cup campaign, the England midfielder has said. The injuryprone 22yearold, who broke his foot in March, said he had been desperate to get back to first team...
  • Wilshere will be back and polished for World Cup: Arsene Wenger April 21, 2014

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere should be fit to return for the FA Cup final against Hull City next month and "just polished" enough to make England's World Cup squad, manager Arsene Wenger has said. Wilshere has not played since suffering a foot fracture playing for Roy Hodgson's England in their 1-0...
  • Jack Wilshere injury just an accident, says Arsene Wenger March 7, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to blame anyone for the fractured foot suffered by his midfielder Jack Wilshere during England's friendly against Denmark on Wednesday. Wilshere was hurt when we went into a strong tackle with Danish defender Daniel Agger in the first half but after treatment he continued playing...
  • Arsenal's Jack Wilshere out for six weeks with fractured foot March 6, 2014

    Arsenal and England midfielder midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for six weeks with a fractured foot, disrupting his club's title challenge and his own preparations for the World Cup. The playmaker suffered the injury in England's international friendly victory over Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday. "Following initial scans carried out...
  • Wilshere may return as Arsenal seek to dominate Liverpool February 6, 2014

    London: Arsenal hope to have midfielder Jack Wilshere back for Saturday's Premier League clash with Liverpool, a match manager Arsene Wenger says his side must "dominate" if they are to contain freescoring Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez. Sturridge and Suarez have scored a combined 37 goals for fourthplaced Liverpool this season,...
  • Jack Wilshere back to his best, says Wenger January 14, 2014

    London: Jack Wilshere is finding his best form just as the Premier League title race heats up, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said after the midfielder inspired the Gunners to a 21 win at Aston Villa on Monday. Wilshere scored one goal and made the other as Arsenal regained top spot and...
  • Arsenal survive late scare at Villa to go top January 14, 2014

    London: Arsenal survived a late scare to regain top spot in the Premier League with a 21 victory at Aston Villa on Monday, both their goals arriving in the space of a minute in the first half. England midfielder Jack Wilshere opened the scoring after 34 minutes with an accurate leftfoot...
  • Banned Wilshere to miss two London derbies for Arsenal December 20, 2013

    London: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been suspended for two matches after being found guilty of making an offensive gesture to Manchester City fans, the FA said in a statement on Thursday. The incident occurred when the Premier League leaders were beaten 63 by City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The...
  • Jack Wilshere accepts charge for offensive gesture December 19, 2013

    London: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has accepted a charge from the English Football Association for making an abusive gesture towards fans during a Premier League match but will contest an expected twomatch ban. The England international raised his middle finger toward Manchester City supporters during Saturday's game at Etihad Stadium, which...
  • Arsenal's Wilshere charged for abusive gesture to Manchester City fans December 17, 2013

    London: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been charged by the English Football Association for making an abusive gesture toward Manchester City fans during a Premier League match. Television cameras spotted the England international raising his middle finger in the direction of City supporters in the 69th minute of Saturday's game at...
  • Wilshere facing ban after gesture to Manchester City fans December 14, 2013

    Manchester: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is likely to face disciplinary action after being pictured raising his middle finger toward Manchester City's fans during his team's 63 loss in the English Premier League. Television cameras spotted the England international making the gesture in the 69th minute of Saturday's match at Etihad Stadium,...
  • Don't castigate Wilshere for expressing opinion: Hodgson October 10, 2013

    Watford: Footballers who speak their mind should be welcomed, not frowned upon, England manager Roy Hodgson said on Thursday in backing underfire midfielder Jack Wilshere. The Arsenal and England player caused a furore when he waded into the debate over Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj's future eligibility for the England...
  • Pietersen, Wilshere engage in Twitter war over nationality October 9, 2013

    London: England midfielder Jack Wilshere has stirred a debate about foreignborn players in football, declaring that only "English people" should be eligible to represent the national team. Wilshere's stance was immediately described as "too extreme" by the head of the English Football Association. The issue of foreignborn players being selected by...
  • Only Englishborn players in team is unrealistic: Greg Dyke October 9, 2013

    London: Jack Wilshere's belief that only Englishborn players should turn out for the national side was branded as "a bit extreme" by FA Chairman Greg Dyke on Wednesday. Arsenal midfielder Wilshere has criticised the fact Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj, who was born in Belgium to KosovanAlbanian parents, could, under FIFA rules,...
  • Wilshere inhales plaudits as goal rescues Arsenal October 7, 2013

    London: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere responded to recent criticism over a photograph of him smoking by scoring the equaliser that rescued a 11 draw for the Premier League leaders at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Manager Arsene Wenger, who promised to have words with the player on Friday after saying he...
  • Wenger warns Wilshere over damaged reputation October 4, 2013

    London: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere faced a dressing down from his manager on Friday with Arsene Wenger saying the player had damaged his reputation by being photographed smoking on a night out. "When you are a football player, you are an example and ... you don't do what damages your health,"...
  • Brazilian carrot drives Lampard towards 100th cap September 8, 2013

    London: Evergreen midfielder Frank Lampard said signing off his international career in Brazil was a huge "carrot" as he prepares to earn his 100th cap in a match England dare not lose. England face Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday with a one-point lead at the top of Group H but defeat...
  • Arsenal deserve to believe against Bayern: Wenger March 13, 2013

    Munich: Arsenal's Champions League experience and determination give them the right to believe they can turn round a 3-1 last-16 first-leg loss to Bayern Munich when they meet again on Wednesday, coach Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal are looking to become only the third team in the competition's history to lose...
  • Cazorla gives Arsenal 2-1 victory over Aston Villa February 23, 2013

    London: Santi Cazorla banished some of the gloom at Arsenal on Saturday, netting a double to clinch a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa and keep his team in touch with the Champions League places. Arsenal's third successive league win came after a week of setbacks in cup competitions that saw the...
  • Arsenal must show Chelsea spirit, says Wilshere February 18, 2013

    London: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says his team must take Chelsea's spirit into Tuesday's Champions League, last16 firstleg clash with Bayern Munich if they are to keep alive their hopes of salvaging something from a mediocre season. The London club's defeat by secondtier Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup on...
  • Wenger unwilling to risk Wilshere against Blackburn February 15, 2013

    London: England midfielder Jack Wilshere is unlikely to be risked by Arsenal in the FA Cup against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday ahead of next week's Champions League clash at home to Bayern Munich. The 21yearold has been in great from since returning from a serious ankle problem and shone for England...
  • Jack Wilshere evokes memories of Gascoigne for England February 7, 2013

    London: English football held its breath twice this week because of Paul Gascoigne, firstly when he was admitted to an alcohol treatment centre and secondly after Jack Wilshere showed England may finally have found his heir apparent. Gascoigne became a national hero with his performances and tears as England reached the...
  • Jack Wilshere set to sign new deal with Arsenal December 16, 2012

    London: England midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to sign a new deal with Arsenal, tying himself to a Premier League club that has lost a host of key players in recent years. Wilshere says "I am talking to the club and I probably will be committing my future to the...
  • Arsenal beat Montpellier 20 to reach the knockout stage November 22, 2012

    London: Jack Wilshere's first goal in two years and a sumptuous volley by Lukas Podolski earned Arsenal a 20 win over Montpellier in the Champions League on Wednesday, clinching the English team's passage to the knockout stage for the 13th straight year. Montpellier were knocked out of Europe by two...
  • Arsenal struggling with lack of quality players October 25, 2012

    London: For Arsenal it seemed their chickens came home to roost as their proud record of never having lost to foreign opposition at the Emirates Stadium ended with a whimper on Wednesday. Their 20 defeat by Schalke 04 may not prove terminal to their hopes of reaching the last 16...
  • Wilshere not risked in Arsenal defeat to Norwich October 21, 2012

    London: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere returned to their squad at Norwich City on Saturday but manager Arsene Wenger opted against bringing him off the bench in the 10 Premier League defeat. Wilshere, tipped as England's big hope before an ankle injury ruled him out for 14 months, is on the...
  • Jack Wilshere to make Arsenal return September 27, 2012

    London: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will play his first game since July 2011 when he appears for the London club's Under21 side on Monday. Wilshere had become a regular for the 13times English champions before he suffered an ankle problem that caused a longstanding knee injury to flare up. "It's massive for...