Arsenal injury boost as 25-year-old returns to action - report
By Abigail Withey
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has stepped up his comeback from injury, according to a report.
The Telegraph claims that the midfielder is on the verge of full fitness after appearing in the Gunners’ Under 23 squad during their clash against Derby County on Monday night.
The 25-year-old has been struck by a number of injuries over the past few years and is most recently recovering from a fractured leg which he sustained at the end of April.
However, after a season away on loan at Bournemouth, the midfielder could be making a return to the Arsenal senior squad soon after a fantastic display in the Under 23s’ 3-2 victory over Derby in the Premier League 2, which is no doubt a boost for manager Arsene Wenger, who will want as many players fit and ready as possible.
Wilshere played 75 minutes of football without showing any injury worries, and played alongside senior team mate, Francis Coquelin, who is said to be aiming to fully recover from an ankle ligament problem.
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The former Arsenal starlet operated in a deep midfield position and showed signs of his former first-team talents after only returning to full training sessions last month.
The playmaker’s display in the development squad will be promising to fans as he has been a favourite among Arsenal supporters since joining the senior squad as a teenager back in 2008.
Wilshere’s future has been up in the air during the transfer window as he has failed to extend his contract with the club despite his deal with the Gunners being due to expire next summer.
Previous reports from the Sun have claimed that Newcastle are aiming to sign the former Gunners mainstay, but his recent progress at the club could mean he is staying put at the Emirates for another season.
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