Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Jack Wilshere has suffered yet another injury setback, with his ankle problem not recovering as quickly as hoped.
After completing a move to West Ham United over the summer, Wilshere only managed a couple of months before picking up his first injury.
In September, he had to undergo a minor operation, which should have kept him out for around six weeks. However, there’s since been some inflammation around the ankle, which will keep Wilshere out until at least November.
“Jack felt some pain the last two days here so he needs more time to recover,” Pellegrini told the media.
Meanwhile, Sam Inkersole, the West Ham writer for Football.London, claims there’s no timescale on Wilshere’s return just yet.
Jack Wilshere has suffered a minor setback in his recovery from ankle surgery. No timescale on his return just yet.
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) October 18, 2018
Unfortunately, this just proves that Arsenal made the right decision to let the midfielder go. There was some backlash from certain supporters when Wilshere announced that Unai Emery had told him he wouldn’t be a key player this season, opening the door for the 26-year-old to leave.
The fact is that Arsenal haven’t had any issues filling Wilshere’s spot, whilst the Englishman has spent too much time injured for anyone to suggest he could’ve added something to the team. The Gunners had to move on and they did.