Arsene Wenger has praised Jack Wilshere’s dedication as he works his way to full fitness, and says that the midfielder could return to the team in October.
Jack hasn’t played since limping off during the Emirates Cup during last pre-season, but has recently stepped up his training, is running well. Wenger is encouraged but says he’ll remain cautious.
“October will be an important month for Jack,” he said. “I will promise you that I will be careful, but Jack works very hard.
“Every day he is in early, late going home, is focused and has built up a good basis for his body. After how quick he will be sharp again for competition, I don’t know. We will have to wait for at least a month to see that.”
And as Nuri Sahin officially signs for Liverpool, Wenger hinted that his similarity to Wilshere in terms of style of play was one of the reasons Arsenal didn’t complete the deal.
“I see Sahin as not a deep, deep midfielder, but a little bit higher. We have Wilshere coming back quicker and he is a similar type of player.
“If we wanted to sign Sahin, we would have done it.”