Steve Bould has confirmed that Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere have returned to light training but stressed that both players have only an outside chance of featuring in next week’s Premier League clash with Norwich.
Walcott returned from the most recent international duty having sustained a pelvis problem while Wilshere has been kept on the sidelines for precautionary reasons following a scan on his long-term ankle problem. While rumours have circled that the latter might not play again this season it looks as though he does still have a part to play in Arsenal’s push for a Champions League place.
“We have good news with both of them,” Bould told Arsenal.com.
“Jack and Theo are outside running, and have an outside chance of being involved against Norwich a week on Saturday.”
In further positive news it has been confirmed that Nacho Monreal will be fit to face West Brom this weekend despite a collision with the post against Reading.
“Nacho has recovered well from his knee problem from the impact of the post and has trained the last couple of days so is available for the weekend.
“We just have Ryo [Miyaichi] and Abou [Diaby] out for the long-term so things are looking good in terms of availability.”
Arseblog News has no idea why Steve Bould is the one giving the update rather than the boss…no doubt it’ll become clear in due course.