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Arsenal star set to finally make injury comeback next week
The Mirror are reporting that Jack Wilshere is set to play for the Arsenal under-21′s again this week and could make his first team comeback against West Brom next Thursday.
Wilshere has endured another hugely frustrating campaign that’s seen him miss the entire season so far after struggling to recover from a fractured fibula that he sustained in pre-season.
The 24-year-old returned to full training earlier this month and took a huge step in his recovery after turning out for the under-21′s against Newcastle United last Friday night.
The Mirror claim that Wilshere will now look to build on his match fitness even further by playing for the under-21′s against Swansea City on Thursday night and is then expected to play in the youth sides final game of the season against West Brom on Monday.
As long as Jack comes through those matches without issue, the newspaper suggests that the midfielder should then be ready to finally make his return to the first team squad.
We welcome West Brom to the Emirates next Thursday night for our re-arranged Premier League clash so that game could be a realistic comeback date for Wilshere if Arsene thinks he’s ready. If not, then Jack should make the trip to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland on Sunday 24th April.
Either way, it’s excellent news as I think we’ve missed Wilshere greatly this season. With him and Cazorla out, we haven’t had any ball-player in the deep-lying midfield role who can move the ball quickly between the lines from defence to attack.
With a bit of luck, Wilshere will get some useful minutes under his belt for the under-21′s then be ready to make his first team return next week – although I don’t see Arsene throwing his straight in to the first team so a place on the bench is likely.
His return has come too late to help us salvage anything from this season but fingers crossed he can ensure we finish above Tottenham and then force his way in to the England squad for Euro 2016.