We all saw how Tomas Rosicky missed over 18 months of first team action with complications relating to a hamstring tendon injury.
His comeback was frequently mooted and just as frequently postponed and it is only really in the last 12 months that we have seen anything like a return to the form he first showed for us.
Wilshere’s injury – a stress fracture of the ankle – occurred in a pre-season friendly last summer and he was scheduled to be out for four-to-five months. In the end we didn’t see him at all for the rest of the season.
Disappointing, of course, but at least we could console ourselves with ...