Jack Wilshere played just over an hour for the U21s against Newcastle recently, and now looks set to take another step in his rehabilitation with another outing at youth level, according to the Mirror.
The 24-year-old is apparently going to play against Swansea in midweek, where Arsene Wenger will presumably be hoping to give him closer to 90 minutes.
Wilshere was solid against Newcastle, and after taking a while to get into the swing of things he started really controlling the game. He made a few of his trademark runs and was unlucky not to have an assist or two.
We’re all desperate to see him make his return before the end of the season, as the England international really needs to overcome his injury problems and get an extended run in the side.
Speaking of England, Roy Hodgson will be pleased with the progress Wilshere is making, and there’s still time for him to prove he’ll be fit for the Euro 2016 Championships this summer.
The academy graduate has been a key figure for England when he hasn’t been injured, putting in a number of Man of the Match performances in his most recent games – although in this case recent is ten months ago.
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Wilshere was looking fantastic before his injury, arguably better than he’d looked in a long, long time. He was looking creative, aggressive, and adding the goals to his game that had been missing for so long.
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Hopefully we’ll see him find that form quickly once he returns, which could be in the next couple of games. He’s likely to feature on the bench before he’s fit enough to make a start, and who knows, we could see him against West Brom.