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Wenger offers positive injury update on Jack Wilshere…
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has offered a positive update on Jack Wilshere as the midfielder looks to finally return from a troublesome fibula injury.
Jack is yet to play a single minute of competitive football this season after suffering a fractured fibula in training on the eve of our Community Shield victory over Chelsea in early August.
The midfielder was initially ruled out for around three months following surgery in September but a series of setbacks throughout his recovery have seen his comeback delayed several times.
Wilshere returned to light training a few weeks ago and has been steadily increasing his workload in recent days, and it looks like he’s finally closing in on making his long-awaited return to the first team.
Speaking ahead of today’s FA Cup quarter final with Watford, Arsene revealed that the 24-year-old is back running freely again and is looking ’quite impressive’ in training.
Wenger is quoted as saying by the Guardian:
“He is doing well. He was out running on Friday and he is very positive personally.”
“I saw him run and he looked quite impressive, his power is back and he doesn’t have any holding back and that is good news if he can continue that. I believe that he is out of the tunnel.”
Jack is now expected to step-up his rehabilitation during the second half of this month and as long as he doesn’t suffer any further setbacks, he could be back in contention to return to the squad in early April.
His return can’t come soon enough as Aaron Ramsey has just been ruled out for up to a month and with Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomas Rosicky also out, Arsene has limited options in midfield.