There is some great news for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger today, as Jack Wilshere took part in the training session at London Colney, as reported by ESPN, to prove that fears that his turn of an ankle in the north London derby on Saturday would leave him on the sidelines with our captain Mikel Arteta and last season’s Player of the Year Aaron Ramsey.
Not only is this a real boost for the Gunners in a difficult week, with a home tie in the Champions League against Galatasaray followed by a crucial Premier League away day at Chelsea, but it could be seen as the end of Wilshere’s terrible run of bad luck with injuries.
Ever since he first injured his ankle in the summer of 2011 in pre-season, Jack’s Arsenal career has been stop and go, with lots of niggling injuries hindering his progress. Which is why the likes of Paul Scholes began to criticise him and lead to the widespread belief that this season is a huge one for our young England international, and it is so far so good for the midfielder.
We have had a few scares already, but he seems a much tougher nut to crack this season. As he said, this is the first proper summer of preparation he has been able to have and the strengthening and conditioning he has been doing in the last few years seems to have paid off. Now he is getting a run of games and getting his form back along with his match fitness.
I don’t want to jinx the lad, but do you think that Arsenal might just have got the real Jack Wilshere back?