Wilshere continues comeback with starring role in Arsenal win over Everton

Jack Wilshere moved closer to his first Premier League appearance in over a year with a central role in Arsenal U-21s’ victory over their Everton counterparts, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Wilshere created both goals in the 2-1 win, both for Thomas Eisfeld, and played his second full 90 minutes within the last seven days. Greek striker Apostolos Vellios had given Everton an early lead before the Wilshere-Eisfeld combination intervened.

The match also marked the return of a number of senior players on both sides, with Bacary Sagna and Emmanuel Frimpong both also playing a full part in the match for the Gunners, while Everton gave 90 minutes to Tony Hibbert, the right-back who has missed the last few games through injury, and new signing Thomas Hitzlsperger, the German midfielder who began the season without a club.

Wilshere is not expected to play against Schalke in the Champions League this week but is pushing for involvement against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, having been an unused substitute against Norwich City last weekend. However, the Telegraph claims the plan of Arsene Wenger had always been for Wilshere to return in the Capital One Cup against Reading next week.

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