Jack Wilshere was expected to be available to make his first Premier League appearance of the season for Arsenal on Thursday, but he will have to wait. The Enland midfielder has been ruled out of action since pre-season, and hasn’t featured in the Premier League since May of last year.
Wilshere is nearing a return to the first-team however, and is expected to make the squad for the trip to Sunderland on Sunday, having featured three times for the Under-21 side in recent weeks.
Arsene Wenger confirmed that he has no new injury concerns since the last match against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and that Wilshere will be available after the midweek match with West Bromwich Albion.
‘Everyone is available from our last game against Palace,’ Wenger said in his press conference. ‘Wilshere has absorbed well his first obstacle.
‘In every game he was sharper, he has a good fitness basis. He is available for selection from next game (Sunderland) onwards’.
The 24 year-old did give the backroom team a scare this week, as he went down during the first-half of Monday night’s U21 match against West Brom‘s equivalent side, and stayed down for some time.
He did manage to get the all-clear to complete the game however, and even went on to score during the second-half of the match. His inclusion in the Under-21’s side in recent weeks has not helped them to secure the title for the reserve side, with them only needing three points from their last two outings to seal the top spot.
We will have to hope that his return to the first-team will be more positive, with a tight-finish for the top four places in the Premier League being anticipated. Should Man United win tonight they will move to within a point of us in fourth.
Will Wilshere give us the necessary boost for our last few games?
so Jack wiLshere is back to save the day!
we are walking on gLass
Wenger brainwash is allso effecting the fan. now the are soundings like Wenger ozil is better than coutinho he play for Madrid bla bla .watch the game you will see i never seen ozil make a spectacular. twenty yard pass never
Dude he’s done it like plenty times this season
Quite sure u got a problem with Thinking straight!
Just up jam man!
Who is this Jack Wilshere fella?
He’s one of our promising youth players, I’m sure…Or maybe a new signing…
Never heard of him.
This one gooner on youtube is really p’d off after palace match…funny!
Isn’t it great to see players come back?
It’s a shame we seem to enjoy them moments, shows we have too many injuries!
This is the biggest problem at AFC. Forget the board, management, marketing..
We need to sort out our injuries, because they are our biggest assets!!
i think the British core is weak on this site lol.if you look at the comment they are the one supporting players like iwbo bellerin coquelin monreal don’t make me mention the obvious Ramsey ox Wolcott they are better than out there to improve the team easily.
well it is nice to see players back but who’s gonna bench? our passing has been 10 miles per hour and to be honest for me Jack is a good squad player. we need WC DM and i do thinkk with the nergy from El Neny or Santi back in his regular position plus the 3 players we have been all wanting for years adding up then we can compete..at the end no excuses for injuries..WE BOTTLED IT.
I’m always glad to see my Jack come back.
Love Jack. Gunner through and through
But he is as fragile as Diaby sadly.
Wilshere – Thumbs up
Ramsey – Thumbs down
Need a two thumbs down option.
Four goals and three assists in 8-0 win. Now that`s a striker. You listening Giroud, Welbeck ,Walcott
Glad to see Jack back but do not think it will make any difference this season. As I see it Arsenals problem is bottling golden opportunitieis, one nill up at home against swansea and crystal palace is a winning position, we lose one draw one. Two nill up away to west ham is a winning position and we draw. These are just three of the many opportunities we have thrown away this season. No wonder many fans are giving the West Brom game a miss, fed up with bottling golden opportunities. Something has to change.
Still young at 24, love to see the lad go 3-4 seasons uninjured. Great player, needs to release the ball earlier, thus not invited the tackle.