Jack Wilshere says he’s ready to make his return to first team action after completing 90 minutes for the U21s in a 4-1 win over Stoke at the Emirates last night.
The England midfielder has been out of action since November when a bad challenge damaged ankle ligaments, but he’s now made two appearances in the last week and is on his way back to full fitness.
Speaking to the official site after the game, he said, “You can train as much as you like but you can’t get that match fitness unless you play.
“In the Premier League you know how quick it is so you have to get back to that speed. I feel like I’m ready to play some part. When you’re injured you look at your comeback date and the games around that time.
“The one that stands out is the FA Cup semi-final but even before that we’ve got big games and we’ve got to got to Man United as well so there’s a chance to play this season.”
The bigger question is how exactly does he get back into the team – and you can find further thoughts on that in today’s Arseblog post: