Life being an Arsenal supporter may have been a difficult one for some of the punters in the Transfer Tavern, though spare a thought for Jack Wilshere.
The England international was supposed to rediscover his best form while on loan at Bournemouth, though his season-long loan stint on the south coast has only given him more problems.
Currently out of action with a stress fracture picked up against Tottenham Hotspur in April, the Daily Mail claim he’s been sent to Dubai in order to help his recovery.
Wilshere is understood to be going through a specialised warm-weather training camp in order to get him fit and firing for the Gunners’ pre-season schedule in July.
That would suggest he could be involved in the Arsenal setup next season, despite entering the final 12 months of his deal.
Still, he continues to cut a rather divisive figure in the bar, with many of our locals believe his time is up after so many years of injury problems.