Wilshere set to start against Fenerbache

Jack Wilshere is expected to start in this evening’s Champions League play-off second leg against Fenerbache.

The Gunners lead 3-0 on aggregate, leaving them all but certain to progress into the group stages of the competition, though that won’t stop Arsene Wenger naming a strong side.

Defender Laurent Koscielny is available after missing Saturday’s win over Fulham, though Thomas Vermaelen (back), Mikel Arteta (thigh), Abou Diaby (knee) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) are all out injured.

Meanwhile, the Arsenal manager faces a frantic week as he tries to bring in the new signings that have so far eluded him this summer.

Having already missed out on a number of targets, Wenger’s priority appears to be the signing of Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who was the subject of a failed £10m bid by the Gunners last week.

The Express understands that the club will raise their offer to £17m as they try to get the France international over the line by next Monday’s transfer deadline.

Elsewhere, the club look increasingly likely to secure a deal for former midfielder Matheiu Flamini, according to the Mail Online.

The midfielder, who left the Gunners for AC Milan in 2008, has been training with Wenger’s squad for the past two weeks.

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