Wilshere to miss start of season

Arsenal’s young midfielder Jack Wilshere faces a fresh set-back on his injury rehabilitation and could miss the start of the season, whilst also a doubt for England’s opening World Cup qualifier against Moldova, according to The Mirror.

The 20-year-old missed the entire 2011-2012 season because of an ankle injury, which has forced him to have a double operation in a bid to get him fit for the start of the season. Though despite a summer’s rehabilitation, it seems he will miss the beginning of the season, with his injury also effecting England’s campaign.

Wilshere has been heralded as a potential creative solution to England’s woes, after they were exposed in the European Championships this summer, though his ankle injury and subsequent recurrences have limited his appearances in the three lions set up, with his last appearance against Denmark last February.

The young midfielder was named PFA Young player of the year the season before last after an impressive season that saw him appear for Arsenal on 49 occasions. His impact also led him to be named Arsenal’s player of the year.

With England yearning for fresh blood in the squad and national coach Roy Hodgson has insisted he will adopt a youthful approach, it will be a significant blow to his plans that Wilshere will be unavailable for the opening World Cup qualifying matches against Moldova and Ukraine in September.

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