The Gunners top four chances have been given a lift with the news that injured midfielder Jack Wilshere is set for a return to full training ahead of their Premier League clash with Reading next weekend.
The talented youngster was forced to miss Arsenal’s recent vital ties against Bayern Munich and Swansea with an ankle complaint hat caused concern among the North London faithful, however his exclusion was classed as precautionary rather than anything too serious.
The 21-year-old has played a high number of intense matches since his return from his injury nightmare, so a rest period for the star was welcomed by Wenger, especially with the international break minimizing the amount of matches missed for the Gunners.
It was thought he would miss the remainder of March at least, but it is reported by The Mirror that he has responded well to the rest and treatment over the last two weeks and is ready to resume full training.
The World Cup Qualifiers have ensured Arsenal will not play until 30th Match against Reading, and while the English international is eager to return for the fixture, it is likely he will not be rushed back into action with plenty of options in midfield.
A full return West Brom on the 6th April seems a more realistic date, however the report feels an even longer breather could be necessary until the home fixture against Norwich on April 13.
With only nine more matches left in the League, the pressure is on Arsenal to gain three points every matchday. While it will be wise not to rush Wilshere back into action, if he really is returning to full training then a return for the West Brom match should be seriously on the cards. Very good news for the Gunners.