Jack Wilshere Suffers Injury Setback

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Jack Wilshere of England reacts during the UEFA EURO 2012 group G qualifying match between England and Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on June 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Jack Wilshere was expected to be back in training with Arsenal within the next few weeks. Unfortunately for the Gunners, the midfielder's suffered a setback and is now out indefinitely once more.

Jack Wilshere hasn't had the best season. Jack Wilshere, in fact, hasn't had any sort of season. The Arsenal midfielder, painted as the great hope for the Gunners (and England as well, come to think of it), has been out of action since July 31st, when he participated in the Emirates Cup. Since, he's been sidelined with a stress fracture of the ankle, and although he was scheduled to be back in training soon... well, that doesn't look like it's going to happen, according to Arsene Wenger:

He had a little setback. We are investigating it at the moment and don't know how bad it is. He sees a specialist today. He has pain again in his ankle. We stopped him straight away. He did it running.

A little setback is fine - not knowing how bad an injury to a star property might be is less fine. This must be incredibly difficult for Arsenal right now. The team needs all the help they can get as they compete with Chelsea for the fourth and final Champions League spot, and every match that Wilshere misses is bad news.

For more on Wilshere and everything Arsenal, why not check out the Short Fuse?

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