Jack Wilshere: Arsene Wenger backs midfielder’s World Cup bid








7 March 2014
Last updated at
13:15













Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will do “absolutely everything” for Jack Wilshere to play in this summer’s World Cup after the midfielder was ruled out for eight weeks with injury.

Wilshere, 22, fractured his left foot in

England’s 1-0 win over Denmark

and Wenger has given him time off, saying the injury is a “weight on his mind.”

“He [Wilshere] can only be very down, especially in the first few days,” said Wenger, who expects the player’s fellow midfielders Kim Kallstrom and Aaron Ramsey to be fit within a week.

Ramsey’s return after last playing on 26 December, along with

Kallstrom’s availability for the first time since joining on loan in January,

will aid Wenger’s options in Wilshere’s absence.

The England midfielder sustained the injury early on in the

win over the Danes

in what Wenger believes was an “accidental” challenge by Liverpool’s Daniel Agger.

A six-week absence was diagnosed but Wenger expects a further two will be needed to recapture full fitness, though he believes a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup is not in jeopardy for Wilshere.

“A fracture is a fracture, it is not muscular or a ligament,” said Wenger, 64. “Once it is healed, you do not have to have any restriction in your preparation.

“You want to encourage him to go to the World Cup – to go to a World Cup for a player is immense, and I will do absolutely everything so that he can get there.”

Wilshere, who missed Euro 2012 with an ankle injury, is yet to play in a major tournament for England and, despite making his senior debut in 2010, has only earned 15 caps, with injuries limiting his opportunities with the national side.

England manager Roy Hodgson will name a 23-man squad and seven standby names on 13 May, but Wilshere will miss key games for Arsenal before then.

After Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Everton, Arsenal face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League tie.

The third-placed Gunners also face Premier League fixtures against Tottenham, Manchester City and leaders Chelsea in March as they seek to close a four-point gap on Jose Mourinho’s side.

In his news conference ahead of this weekend’s cup tie against the Toffees, Wenger also revealed Ramsey and Santi Cazorla are “very close” to signing new contracts.

The pair would join

Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker

in committing their future to the Gunners.







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Jack Wilshere: Arsenal & England midfielder out for six weeks








6 March 2014
Last updated at
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for at least six weeks after fracturing his left foot.

The 22-year-old was injured in a challenge with Liverpool’s Daniel Agger in the 12th minute of

England’s 1-0 win over Denmark

on Wednesday.

He was eventually substituted in the 59th minute of the match at Wembley.

He will miss Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final with Everton and Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Bayern Munich.

Arsenal then have a north London derby with Tottenham at White Hart Lane the following Sunday and also play fellow title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City before the end of the month.

It was initially thought Wilshere had escaped serious damage after the Football Association carried out scans on Wednesday evening.

It emerged the fracture was so miniscule that the scanning equipment inside Wembley Stadium failed to detect it when the midfielder left the pitch.

A further examination by his club on Thursday discovered a crack in the navicular bone, which runs along the top of the foot.

The news will no doubt have been a huge surprise to Wilshere, who confidently told reporters after the Denmark match that he was fine before speaking of his desire to finish the season strongly with Arsenal.

“It is a bit sore, but just a bruise,” he said. “I have had a scan already and I will be all right.”

Arsenal will be compensated for the injury by the FA and will not have to pay for Wilshere’s wages while he is on the sidelines.

Wilshere’s career has been hampered by injuries, including a

stress fracture of his right ankle

that ruled him out for the 2011-12 campaign and forced him to miss Euro 2012.

He has played 41 games for club and country this season, but

served a two-game ban

in December for an abusive hand gesture.

Television pictures appeared to show him raising a finger towards the crowd during the 6-3 defeat by Manchester City.







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Jack Wilshere: Arsenal player explains reason for gesture








24 December 2013
Last updated at
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says the abusive hand gesture he aimed at Manchester City fans came as a result of jibes about his children.

Wilshere, 21, sat out

Monday’s draw with Chelsea

and misses the trip to West Ham after landing a

two-game ban.

“Suppose I will just have to take the abuse about my kids in future,”

he tweeted. 

“Anyway, one more game to go! Can’t wait to be back.”

Wilshere will return for Arsenal’s match at Newcastle on 29 December.

Arsenal were beaten 6-3 by City at the Etihad and the Football Association suspended Wilshere after viewing the incident retrospectively.

In another tweet,

Wilshere added: 

“Gutted not to be involved last night!

“Shouldn’t of reacted the way I did but I know all you dads out there love your kids the way I do.”







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Jack Wilshere: Arsenal player charged by FA for gesture





17 December 2013
Last updated at
16:54













Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been charged by the Football Association over an alleged abusive hand gesture.

Television pictures appeared to show the Gunners midfielder, 21, raising a finger towards the crowd during the

6-3 defeat by Manchester City.

The incident went unnoticed by match officials but was caught on video and assessed by the FA retrospectively.

The 21-year-old has until 18:00 GMT on Wednesday to respond to the charge.

Wilshere appeared to raise a finger towards the crowd on 68 minutes after disagreeing with a decision to award City a goal kick at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

said after the match:

“If he did it and he is banned then we will have to accept it.”

The FA said in a statement: “Wilshere has been charged retrospectively by the FA under a new pilot project for potential ‘not seen’ incidents in Premier League matches.

“Under the new process, if an incident has not been seen by the match officials, a three-man panel will be asked by the FA to review it and advise what, if any action, they believe the match referee should have taken had it been witnessed at the time.

“For an FA charge to follow, all three panel members must agree it is a sending-off offence. In this instance the panel was unanimous.”

The sanction follows an incident involving Liverpool striker Luis Suarez who was suspended for one match, fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct

after admitting an FA charge

of improper conduct in 2011.

Suarez, 26, raised the middle finger of his left hand as he walked off the pitch following a 1-0 defeat at Fulham.






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Jack Wilshere may have to accept ban for gesture – Arsene Wenger





14 December 2013
Last updated at
16:33













Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted Jack Wilshere may have to accept a ban for an apparent abusive hand gesture.

Television pictures appeared to show the Gunners midfielder raising a finger towards the crowd during the 6-3 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

The Football Association will await referee Martin Atkinson’s official report before deciding whether to review the incident or not.

“If he did it and he is banned then we will have to accept it,” Wenger said.

“I don’t know if he did it.”

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was suspended for one match, fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct

after admitting a FA charge

of improper conduct in 2011.

Suarez, 26, raised the middle finger of his left hand as he walked off the pitch following a 1-0 defeat at Fulham.

Wilshere, 21, appeared to raise a finger towards the crowd on 68 minutes after disagreeing with a decision to award City a corner kick.






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