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:
— 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
Arteta: MIA…probably dead
— Mike DBA (@DeathByArsenal) March 23, 2016
— DeclanReilly (@DeclanReilly1) March 23, 2016
— 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