By Amir Mir
Jack Wilshere has already been forced out of an Arsenal game by injury – and supporters have reacted with weary resignation.
Hayters sports reporter Simon Collings shared the news via his Twitter account that the England midfielder missed Arsenal’s 3-1 pre-season friendly win over Chivas in the US on Sunday night after suffering a knee problem.
The England international missed most of last season with the latest in a series of serious injuries as he struggles to fulfil his immense promise.
One fan responded by saying there is nothing new in the Wilshere injury as it is a common Arsenal theme at this time of year, as is Alex Ox Chamberlain showing impressive form during pre-season, then tailing off when the season gets underway.
Another supporter was hoping the midfielder’s injury is not too serious as Arsenal prepare for their opening Premier League fixture against Liverpool on August 14.
Here are the reactions to Wilshere’s latest injury on Twitter:
Update on Wilshere absence from friendly.
Had small problem with patella part of knee. Expected to be out for a week #AFC
— Simon Collings (@sr_collings) August 1, 2016
Wilshere? Injured? Never… https://t.co/KnuIIurAmD
— NVK (@NeelVarunKalhan) August 1, 2016
Certainties in life:
3) Jack Wilshere getting injured https://t.co/erhvu5rrZ8
— Joe (@EliteIdrissa) August 1, 2016
Damn Wilshere is 24 lol he might as well retire man
— Jimmy E (@mongiiwa) August 1, 2016
Arsenal get injuries before injuries should even happen #Cursed
— Cööper (@MesutGoalzil) August 1, 2016
@AFCPressWatch ??? here we go again
— Jeremy Marchan (@marchan_jeremy) 1 August 2016
Jack Wilshere has had more injuries than I've had Maccy D's and I live next to a drive through. Arsenal training regime must be wrong.
— Stu (@zepher102) August 1, 2016
The season hasn't even started and Jack Wilshere has a problem already. #Arsenal
— Utsav Shah (@shahutsav09) August 1, 2016
Really hope Wilshere's knee problem isn't serious,time really isn't on his side right now #Arsenal
— RomanoFirstHalf (@RomanoFirstHalf) August 1, 2016
Wilshere injured. Ox with an impressive preseason. We've seen all these before. #Arsenal
— NiR. (@NirupamDeria) August 1, 2016
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