Jack Wilshere, by now, is probably better known for being injury prone than talented on the football pitch. And the midfielder is seemingly acutely aware of it.
The Arsenal number 10 has shown positive signs so far this season of seriously fighting for a starting place in Arsene Wenger’s first choice XI, so the last thing he needs now is another injury.
That’s why this tweet has received quite the mixed reaction.
Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured 😁💪😂 pic.twitter.com/FjCvOmLQif— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 5, 2017
On the one hand, it shows Wilshere has retained his humour throughout the jokes rival (and sometimes his own) fans make about him.
Fair play to Wilshere, going in on himself here 😂 https://t.co/qIglAKJynz— 90min (@90min_Football) December 5, 2017
Next time you go on the ice lad pic.twitter.com/lfYmQRh9e5— pelton boy (@peltonboy) December 5, 2017
I heard reports that Jack injured his fingers while typing the caption.— Upkar Kesar (@upkar_k8) December 5, 2017
But people also questioned why someone with his record of crocked ankles would even think about pulling on ice skates.
Come on man don't tempt fate— Ragnar (@sandygill92) December 5, 2017
Don't make jokes like this, man 😩😩 https://t.co/ZgfMjqo5Be— Olufemi Aruleba (@ferafona) December 5, 2017
You really decided to go ice skating? Wait til Wenger see's you at training.... pic.twitter.com/JgWf6qRKqf— ☘Irish Tommy 5280 ⚒ (@tomster36) December 5, 2017
Wilshere will hope he can make enough of an impression this season to save a seat on Gareth Southgate’s plane to Russia.
But with only four substitute appearances in the league so far, despite bright displays in other competitions, the 25-year-old needs to do more.
If 20 minutes in an ice rink is anything to go by, he doesn’t seem to be doing too badly on the staying fit front at least.