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Is Jack Wilshere's injury worse than Arsenal initially thought?

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Rumblings are abound that Wilshere's injury is far more significant in nature that will require surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation

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According to Daily Mirror's John Cross, Arsenal are bracing themselves for potentially devastating news that Jack Wilshere has a suspected hairline fracture of his left fibula that will require surgery and yet another lengthy spell on the sidelines.

If this latest news is true, this will further set back the 23 year-old's career at Arsenal, having rarely gone any spate of time at the club healthy and available for selection since he made 35 league appearances during the 2010-11 campaign- his first full season with the first-team.

While Wilshere wasn't expected by many observers and fans to be a guaranteed starter for Arsene Wenger leading into the new season starting this Sunday versus West Ham, it was assumed he'd play an integral role both off the bench and as an occasional rotational starter.

He's a divisive player within the fans, but it's safe to say that we, as a whole, wish him nothing but the best in his recovery, no matter how quick or long it takes him to return.