Wilshere not a drugs cheat

Arsenal have denied the rumours that Jack Wilshere previously failed a drugs test at the club.

Wilshere was injured for the entire season after initialy suffering a stress fracture during pre-season that resulted in persistent setbacks. The 20-year-old was also ruled out of England’s Euro 2012 tournament and Team GB’s Olympic Games squad.

Rumours were circulating on social networking sites such as Twitter that the midfielder had no played for the Gunners due to a failed drugs test. However Arsenal were quick to quash the bogus whispers.

The club released a short statement in The Sun, saying:

“The rumoured reason on social networks behind Jack’s absence this past season is entirely fabricated and false.”

The paper also said that the club were seeking legal advice over the matter.

The last time Wilshere appeared in an Arsenal shirt was during their Emirates Cup friendly with the New York Red Bulls back on July 31.

Wilshere proved a big miss for the Gunners last season after such an impressive campaign the year before including a performance that saw him boss the Barcelona midfield in the Champions League.

Arsene Wenger has been unable to select arguably his strongest midfield trio of Wilshere, Alex Song and last year’s deadline day signing Mikel Arteta and it would be interesting to see what sort of role the 20-year-old would get in the team.

Before the arrival of the Spaniard, Wilshere often shared defensive responsibilities with Song which allowed then-skipper Cesc Fabregas a free role in attack.

Since Arteta has arrived at the Emirates he has proved to be more of a holding midfielder, organising the team as allowing Song to meander forward and join up with the attack. So add Wilshere back into the picture and it could be interesting to see what Wenger would do.

To add to his decisions, he also has the developing Aaron Ramsey and the Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky, who has enjoyed the best form of his Arsenal career as of late.

Matt Cotton

@FindingCotton

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3 Responses to Wilshere not a drugs cheat

  1. davi June 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    “Since Arteta has arrived at the Emirates he has proved to be more of a holding midfielder, organising the team as allowing Song to meander forward and join up with the attack.”
    I know it's a bit off-topic, but why is it that so few people, who claim to support and watch Arsenal cannot understand this??? It seems to be an excuse to scapegoat Song for not being a good enough DM, when he's not even a DM!
    Hope wilshere can come back strong next year and enjoy a freer role in the midfeld with Arteta and Song. I think Ramsey will get there, but Jack showed himself to be much more ready for 1st team football before his injury, and Rosicky probably wouldn't be able to cope with playing every game.

  2. joe June 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    i agree with you davi, from what ive seen song likes to attack more than defend.
    i cant wait for wilshere to get in there i loved his aggression in the midfield. i gave up on ramsey
    i really think he needs counseling to get his confidence back, as for rosicky i hope he can keep it up
    next season.

  3. Arsenal1Again June 16, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    Wilshere gives 100%. This and his technical ability ensures he is FIRST choice midfielder. Even Arteta is behind Wilshere in the pecking order. Don't be surprised to see Wilshere as captain if Van Persie leaves.

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