The best Jack Wilshere injury jokes as Arsenal insist he’s “progressing well”

Gunners fans cast doubt on club's latest prognosis.

Jack Wilshere injury jokes were the order of the day as Arsenal denied reports this chap has had a setback
HITTING THE ROAD (TO RECOVERY): Jack (Image: Jonathan Ross)

These were the best Jack Wilshere injury jokes as Arsenal responded to rumours of yet another setback by insisting that he’s “progressing well”.

Using Evening Standard journalist James Olley as a mouthpiece, the Gunners moved to quash talk that Wilshere’s return to first team football has hit another snag:

#afc insist Jack Wilshere hasn't suffered a setback in his recovery from injury as rumoured. Club say he's "progressing well".

— James Olley (@JamesOlley) March 23, 2016

Wilshere last played in the 4-0 FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa last May.

Arsène Wenger has frequently stated his midfielder to be “3 to 4 weeks away” from a comeback, incurring the frustration of an Emirates faithful that’s heard it all before.

With Roy Hodgson reportedly keen to take him to Euro 2016 regardless of whether or not he plays again this season, Twitter was awash with Jack Wilshere injury jokes:

@JamesOlley 3-4 weeks away from being 3-4 weeks away from being 3-4 weeks away to Bing 3-4 weeks away … pic.twitter.com/yEMFo0dDBA

— Uri (@Mlynx_92) March 23, 2016

@JamesOlley still on course to be back for 2026 then!

— Matt Phillips (@mattphillipsio) March 23, 2016

Jack Wilshere was born on this day in 1992, the rest as they say is injury.

— Stefan_tod (@Stefan_Tod) March 23, 2016

@arseblognews Jack Wheelchair

— Thomas (@tomlef15) March 23, 2016

Diaby: died
Rosicky: dead
Wilshire: dead
Arteta: MIA…probably dead

— Mike DBA (@DeathByArsenal) March 23, 2016

@arseblognews @arseblog goodnight sweet prince

— DeclanReilly (@DeclanReilly1) March 23, 2016

@TSBible @SportHumour he broke his arm trying to get the tv remote which was beside his hospital bed.

— Andrew Mooney (@StussyBAIRN) March 23, 2016

@arseblognews vicious lies, he's an 'Arsenal' 3 weeks away

— miles gooner (@milesgooner) March 23, 2016

Wilshere walks into the England starting XI at Euro 16 for me.

That would be if he wasn't made of quavers & twiglets

— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 22, 2016

What do we think of Wilshere?
What do we think of crisps?

— Spooky (@Spooky23) March 23, 2016

@OffsideLiam He doesn't need legs to play in a Hodgson side.

— Phil Hartup (@LevelTwoRogue) March 23, 2016

Think Jack Wilshere should just be put down.

— Adam McKola (@AdamMcKola) March 23, 2016

You know who'd want Danny Drinkwater starting over Wilshere for England? Hitler.

— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) March 23, 2016

Most injured starting XI of the 21st century..

..Jack Wilshere misses out due to injury! pic.twitter.com/5Ut9Wn3vYo

— Now Football (@Now__Football) March 22, 2016