Arsenal Handed Huge Injury Boost With Midfielder Set For Comeback Against Norwich

By on May 6, 2014

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to make his long-awaited injury comeback against Norwich City on the final day of the season, according to reports today.

Wilshere has been on the sidelines for the last two months since suffering a fractured foot following a hefty challenge from Liverpool’s Daniel Agger during England’s friendly with Denmark on March.

The 22-year-old is now back in full training but Arsene Wenger has been cautious with his recovery, choosing to hold the player back in recent weeks to avoid any serious set-backs and opted against having him on the bench for Sunday’s 1-0 win over West Brom.

However, it looks like Jack is finally set for his comeback with the Mirror reporting that he’s expected to start in our final Premier League game of the season against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday, providing he gets a good weeks training under his belt in the run-up to the game.

We’ve already secured fourth spot, so it’s the perfect opportunity to give him a run-out and let him prove his fitness to England boss Roy Hodgson – who announces his 23-man World Cup squad on Monday.

Hodgson has been in regular contact with Wenger concerning the fitness of Wilshere in recent weeks and it may be difficult for the Three Lions boss to pick the midfielder if he didn’t feature against Norwich.

However, if Jack plays this weekend then it’s expected that Hodgson will pick him in his World Cup squad despite concerns over his fitness. Injury has seen Wilshere restricted to just 23 appearances in the league this season and it would be something of a risk to take him to Brazil given the limited football he’s played in recent weeks.

On the flip side, you could say he should be fresh but he’ll have to work hard in the warm up games to build up his match sharpness to force his way into the England starting eleven.

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