Wilshere and Walcott to return for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger’s attempts to steer Arsenal back into the Premier League’s top four and win a place in next season’s Champions League has been boosted by the news that Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere will both return for the Gunners against Norwich City, according to the Daily Mirror.

Wenger could persist with the majority of the side that beat West Bromwich Albion, however, and keep Walcott and Wilshere in reserve, but there will be at least one change as Thomas Vermaelen replaces the suspended Per Mertesacker. Tomas Rosicky has also picked up a hamstring injury and while he could shake it off in time to face the Canaries, if he doesn’t, Wilshere could start in his place.

Wilshere has not featured for club or country since the north London derby in early March, missing England’s pair of internationals against San Marino and Montenegro in that time as he recovered from an ankle problem.

Walcott meanwhile picked up an injury while on international duty, in training ahead of the match against San Marino, with the forward missing since Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Swansea City in the middle of last month. Walcott played almost the entire game against the Welsh side, coming off with four minutes to play.

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