Jack Wilshere is apparently set for an early return to action following yet another ankle surgery, with Arsene Wenger confirming that he should be back in about a month.
The England international underwent surgery in September after what seemed like a lot of hemming and hawing, and it was claimed back then that he’d be back around Christmas (via talkSPORT).
Wenger has now confirmed he should be back in roughly a month however, so we could even see him back before December.
Wenger: “Jack Wilshere is still at least one month away. Danny Welbeck, earliest, beginning of January.”
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) October 15, 2015
Wilshere was in fantastic form during the tail end of last season, and continued showing that form in pre-season. He was injured in training before our Community Shield victory over Chelsea though, consequently seeing him miss the start of the new campaign.
It seemed a fairly innocuous and short-term issue initially, but news slowly crept out that the midfielder would need surgery.
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Wilshere may not even be first choice in our starting XI at the moment, but he’d be a fantastic option to have available for selection.
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The 23-year-old will not only want to return to action for Arsenal, but he will be keen to get fit in time for the Euro 2016 Championships. He was key to England’s success before his injury, and would presumably be so again were he to return to full fitness and find his form before next summer.