Arsene Wenger gave a report a few weeks ago about the ongoing injury situations with Jack Wilshere, Bacary Sagna, Thomas Rosicky and Emmanuel Frimpong. Wenger stated then that he would like to have Wilshere back by Christmas, but that all the others would not be out for long.
Our French manager was being a little bit careful about what he said, apparently, as he did not want the talented midfielder to feel too much pressure and expectation. Arsenal fans do have the tendency to treat the 20-year old England international as our saviour.
Get ready to be saved Gooners, as the Dailymail reports that Wilshere is already running and undergoing fitness training with no adverse reactions. Jack is set to return to full-time training within the month, so he should be back playing for Arsenal sometime in October. Great news I am sure you will agree.
We should not expect him to pick up where he left off, after spending over a year on the sidelines he is bound to be a little rusty. The unexpectedly quick return of Wilshere may have been one of the factors which caused Wenger to allow Alex Song’s transfer to Barcelona to go ahead.