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Arsenal star to play next week after returning to full training
Arsenal have been handed a huge injury boost with the Evening Standard claiming that Jack Wilshere has returned to full training and will turn-out for the U21’s next week.
Wilshere is yet to feature this season after breaking his leg in pre-season training on the eve of our Community Shield win over Chelsea at the start of August.
The 24-year-old was initially only expected to be out until the New Year but has suffered a number of setbacks during his recovery which have seen his comeback delayed.
However, it looks like there is finally light at the end of the tunnel as the Evening Standard are reporting that Jack has now resumed full first team training and is set to make his first appearance of the season.
The paper says that Arsene Wenger will continue to carefully manage his return by asking Wilshere to play for the under-21’s against Newcastle next Friday.
No specific timescale has been put on his first team return just yet but the club are understood to be confident Jack will be back in the squad before the end of April.
Obviously it’s going to take him some time to get back up to speed after eight months out but hopefully Wilshere can get some minutes under his belt for the under-21’s and continue to make good progress in training over the next couple of weeks.
As long as he doesn’t suffer any further setbacks, there’s a chance we could see the midfielder back in the first team against West Brom on the 21st, or failing that against Sunderland on the 24th.
Wilshere’s return can’t come soon enough as we’ve sorely missed a ball-playing midfielder in recent months with Santi Cazorla also on the sidelines, but sadly Jack’s comeback may come too late to help us lift the title this season.
However, if he can get a few games in before the end of the season, it will give his chances of making the England squad for Euro 2016 a major boost, so fingers crossed we see Wilshere back in the famous Red & White soon.