Following the club’s first win of the season against Liverpool on Sunday, Arsenal fans are set to receive more good news. Arsene Wenger has now revealed that Jack Wilshere has started training again and could return to first team action next month.
While there has been plenty of attention focussed on Robin Van Persie and Alex Song through the summer, Wenger has always reminded supporters that the club still have the return of Wilshere to look forward to. The England international has barely kicked a ball through the past twelve months, after suffering a stress fracture ankle injury at the start of last season before then incurring a setback several months later. Even though the midfielder is only 20-years-old, he is still regarded as one of the best players in the Premier League and there’s no doubt that the Gunners have missed his influence.
However, it looks as though Wilshere could be back sooner than first anticipated after Wenger revealed that he could be back playing in October. Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, the Frenchman said, “He is looking very good in training. Close? It depends what you call close. I would still give him a month. But it looks very good. In a month he should be starting to play again.”
Of course, if the Gunners continue to play like they did on Sunday, Wilshere could have his work cut out to re-establish his place in the team. Having experienced disappointing goalless draws in their opening two games, many people were surprised at Arsenal’s attacking intent during the 2-0 win over Liverpool. Santi Cazorla continued to live up to his fantastic reputation, while many are hoping that Lukas Podolski’s goal will give him the confidence to replicate all of the success he has tasted in his home country over the past few years.