Also In the eyes of many Arsenal fans,
Bukayo Saka has already sealed his place as one of the great Gunners‘ academy graduates.
However, extra care must be taken when handling the 22-year-old’s fitness and workload to ensure he doesn’t end up like
The last truly remarkable talent to emerge from the club’s famed Hale End youth set-up – Jack Wilshere. The central midfielder made his Arsenal debut at just 16 years of age and like Saka, was tipped for greatness.
Can Arteta handle Saka anymore?
And while there were a number of moments where the Emirates faithful got to see Wilshere’s brilliance first-hand, who could forget THAT goal against Norwich? Constant injuries led to lengthy spells on the sidelines and in turn wrecked his Arsenal career in the long-term.
When Wilshere first burst onto the scene as a fresh-faced teenager with a keen eye for a pass, many viewed him as a future Gunners captain.
It didn’t take him long to establish himself as a regular in the Arsenal line-up
The 2010/11 campaign saw the midfielder make 58 appearances for club and country, playing a total of 3,819 minutes for club alone.
More than a decade down the line, long after Wilshere has hung up his boots altogether at the age 30,
Also Many feel it was the amount of games
He played at such a young age that bright his career to a premature end and led him to undergo surgeries on his ankle, knee and fibula.
Considering current boss Mikel Arteta was a team-mate of Wilshere’s
And witnessed his injury hell first hand,
One would assume he’d be extra cautious of putting the young talent he has now in harm’s way.
He has started or brought Saka off the bench for every single Premier League game over the course of the last three seasons.