Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere recent revealed he’s close to making a return following a recover from a lengthy injury suffered earlier in the season, reports BBC Sport.
The England international, 23, suffered an ankle injury playing against Manchester United in November, and has had two operations to amend the problem since. He recently played in a non-competitive game with a host of other returning players – Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy, Abou Diaby and Mathieu Flamini – and is hopeful of coming back into the first-team shortly.
Wilshere said he’s “ready” to play a part for the Gunners in their remaining games of the season, with Arsenal looking to retain the FA Cup and finish second in the Premier League table. The 23-year-old just hasn’t been able to shake his injury problems of the past, but is hoping the surgery will have strengthened his ankles that have caused him so many problems down the years.
The Arsenal academy starlet faces a difficult time forcing his way into the side now, but has said he’s just looking forward to getting any game time with the team again, and hopes he can contribute before the campaign comes to a close.
“You can train as much as you like but you can’t get that match fitness unless you play. I feel like I’m ready to play some part. When you’re injured you look at your comeback date and the games around that time. The one that stands out is the FA Cup semi-final, but even before that we’ve got big games and we’ve got to go to Manchester United as well (on 17 May) so there’s a chance to play this season,” he said.
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