Jack Wilshere says his Arsenal teammate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, is recovering well from the injury he picked up against Ecuador last week, and believes he can have a big impact on England’s World Cup campaign.
There were doubts about the midfielder’s availability after suffering a knee ligament injury, but Wilshere has revealed his recovery is going well.
“Alex looks well,” said Jack. “He was straight line running five days after getting a meniscus strain.
It helps he’s young because the body heals when you’re younger and what also helps is that he’s got 24-hour treatment.
“Sometimes when you’re back at a club, injuries can take a bit longer to heal because you’re not getting treatment all the time, but here he’s got treatment when he wants it – that was a big part of him staying here.”
Having missed a chunk of Arsenal’s season due to a cruciate knee injury, some might be worried about his overall fitness, but Wilshere believes his freshness could well benefit Roy Hodgson’s team.
“He had a knee injury at the beginning of the season which was worse than this one and he came back from that well and looked good and I think that was another factor in him staying here.
“We’ve seen him come back before and he’s fresh as well – he’s only played six months so hopefully we can get him back in the next couple of weeks.”