Arsene Wenger repeatedly insists he wants to protect the young midfielder, but he just cannot resist the temptation to play him. He is simply too good to be left out.
When he initially broke into the team, playing a half-century of games in his debut season is what caused him to break down with injury. After more than a year on the sidelines, he has come back and played almost 25 games on the bounce.
Unsurprisingly, he is now out injured again. Arsenal never learn, and now they're bereft of a major midfield talent.
Arsenal badly need to sign someone to cover for Wilshere. Go to the next slide to find out more about why.