Arsenal Handed Triple Injury Boost As Trio Make Return Ahead Of Liverpool Clash

By on March 31, 2015

Arsenal have been handed a triple injury boost with Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta all making a return to action ahead of Saturday’s clash with Liverpool.

Wilshere has been on the sidelines since suffering ankle ligament damage against Manchester United way back in November 2014 and the 23-year-old’s initial return was derailed after he was forced to go under the knife for the second time in February.

Debuchy has endured a hugely frustrating first season at the Emirates and after missing the entire first half of the campaign with a broken ankle, he only made five appearances before dislocating his shoulder against Stoke in January.

Skipper Arteta has also been on the sidelines for over four months with a troublesome calf injury that he picked up against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League but all three players returned to full training earlier this month.

The trio have now stepped up their recovery program after starting alongside the likes of Abou Diaby and Mathieu Flamini in a behind closed doors friendly against Brentford on Tuesday afternoon.

Wilshere opened the scoring before setting up the second goal during the comfortable 4-0 win and he and Arteta got a useful 45 minutes under their belts, whilee Debuchy was allowed to stay on the field slightly longer as the right-back was replaced after 60 minutes.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of the trio have done enough to persuade Arsene Wenger they are fit enough to be in contention to face Liverpool on Saturday, but either way it’s a huge boost for the Gunners to have three first team players fit and available for the business end of the season.

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