Jack Wilshere is reported to have told Arsene Wenger that he is ready to end his 15 month injury nightmare.
Wilshere played 90 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday. It was Wilshere’s third match this month after two outings for the club’s Under 21 side and the England international is now convinced he is ready to make his long-awaited return to the Arsenal first-team set up.
Wilshere, who has suffered from a string of ankle, foot and knee problems, has told Wenger he can make his comeback in the weekend visit to Norwich.
Wenger and the Arsenal medical staff have been ultra cautious with Wilshere’s comeback, so playing at Norwich seems like a reach. But I expect him to be in the squad this weekend, and potentially on the bench.
In more good news, Bacary Sagna also played 90 minutes in yesterday’s 2-0 defeat after his five month spell on the sidelines with a broken leg. Interestingly, Sagna played the first half at right-back and the second half at center-half.