Fans compare Arsenal star Wilshere to Tottenham injury icon on Twitter

After Jack Wilshere was ruled out for six weeks with a broken navicular bone he found himself dubbed the 'new Darren Anderton' - a rather dubious honour.

It is yet another sorry time and yet another sorry incident for Arsenal star Jack Wilshere - as his season could be over after suffering a broken bone in his left foot.

Wilshere was inflicted with a hairline fracture after coming out the worst for wear of a 50-50 challenge with Daniel Agger of Denmark while on international duty with England.

The broken navicular bone however, as confirmed by the Arsenal medical team is ‘an area of his foot which has not been previously injured.’

And those must be hard to find.

Wilshere’s promising career has been blighted by serious injury problems almost from the off.

He suffered a stress fracture ankle injury in a pre-season game against New York Red Bulls in the summer of 2011 and from then on it has been a nightmare for the England star in the making.

He suffered a recurrence of the injury in January 2012 - and did not play a single minute of football in the 2011-12 season.

He returned from injury in September 2012 and had a sporadic recovery season - before another operation in the summer saw him come into 2013-14 in the best shape since 2010-11.

But now he is injured again - and he faces a real threat of not making it to the World Cup thanks to the timing of this latest ailment.

And on Twitter he is being consistently and constantly referred to as the latest version of a former Tottenham Hotspur player.

Darren Anderton arrived at Tottenham Hotspur as one of English football’s most promising young talents - and in the first three seasons everything appeared to go well.

But he suffered with serious injuries including repetitive hernias and Achilles tendon issues throughout his career - which truly limited the success he could ever have for club and country.

Now Wilshere is being spoken of in the same light on Twitter - even being given the same nickname Anderton had all those years ago … Sicknote!

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