Arsenal Boss Confirms Boost As Key Man Closes In On Injury Comeback

By on March 13, 2016

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed a major injury boost for Arsenal with Jack Wilshere getting closer to making his long-awaited comeback from a fractured fibula.

Wilshere has endured yet another injury-plagued campaign as the midfielder hasn’t featured for the Gunners yet this season after fracturing his fibula in training at the start of August.

A proposed comeback in December was delayed after Wilshere suffered a setback in training and the 24-year-old has been slowly working his way back to fitness over the past three months.

The England international returned to light training at the end of February and it looks like he’s now stepped-up his rehabilitation even further with Wenger confirming he’s now back running again outside at London Colney.

The Arsenal boss says that Wilshere is in good spirits and is looking ‘quite impressive’ as he’s now able to run without holding back, with Wenger describing the midfielder as being ‘out of the tunnel’.

Speaking ahead of this afternoon’s clash with Watford, Wenger told the Guardian:

“He is doing well. He was out running on Friday and he is very positive personally.”

“I saw him run and he looked quite impressive, his power is back and he doesn’t have any holding back and that is good news if he can continue that. I believe that he is out of the tunnel.”

This is excellent news and I’d now expect Wilshere to step-u his recovery over the coming weeks with a view to returning to the squad after the international break, as long as he doesn’t suffer any further setbacks in training.

As well as today’s FA Cup quarter final with Watford, Jack will also miss upcoming games with Barcelona and Everton but there is a slim chance he could be available for our league game with Watford on April 2nd if he continues to make good progress.

It will come as a huge boost to have Wilshere back as our options in the middle of the park have been decimated recently with Aaron Ramsey joining Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the sidelines.

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