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Wenger: Duo To Step-Up Injury Returns + Oxlade-Chamberlain & Cazorla Latest

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Wilshere and Rosicky will step-up their comebacks while he’s also given the latest on Oxlade-Chamberlain and Cazorla.

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky will step-up their comebacks by playing for the under-21’s tomorrow while he’s also given the latest on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla.

Wilshere is set to make his first appearance in an Arsenal shirt this season as he looks to finally overcome a fractured fibula that’s kept him on the sidelines for the entire campaign so far.

The 24-year-old returned to light training last month and Wenger confirmed this morning that the midfielder will step-up his recovery by featuring for the under-21’s against Newcastle United on Friday night.

Rosicky is also set to play for the development side after recovering from a thigh injury which he picked up just 10 minutes in to his first appearance of the season against Burnley in the FA Cup back in February.

The boss also gave the latest on Oxlade-Chamberlain after confirming that the 22-year-old is continuing to work on his fitness as he looks to overcome a knee injury that he sustained against Barcelona six weeks ago.

The midfielder is currently taking part in light training sessions with Cazorla as the Spanish international continues to work his way back to full fitness following surgery on a knee injury that he suffered against Norwich back in November.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of our game with West Ham this weekend, the boss is quoted as saying by London24:

“Wilshere and Rosicky will play [for the under-21’s] on Friday night.”

“Oxlade-Chamberlain is still coming back with fitness and he will train with Cazorla. The injury situation is quite positive.”

It’s great to hear that Wilshere will be back on the football pitch tomorrow night and hopefully he can get some minutes under his belt and come through the under-21’s game without suffering any setback.

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Both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Cazorla aren’t expected to make any sort of comeback until the end of the month at the earliest, so Wilshere could play a key role in our run-in if he can get himself match sharp over the next couple of weeks.

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