Mesut Özil has sent a message of support to Jack Wilshere ahead of his imminent return to action, with the England international set to make his first appearance of the season with the U21s this Friday night (via Arsenal.com).
Wilshere is yet to play a game due to an injury picked up in training during pre-season, but he’s finally set to make his return. Özil sent a message to the 24-year-old via Twitter, wishing him well and claiming he’s enjoying the prospect of seeing him in action.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 8, 2016
Arsene Wenger revealed that Wilshere would be joined by Tomas Rosicky in the U21s game against Newcastle this Friday night, with both players therefore likely to feature for the senior team at some point before the end of the campaign.
Wilshere will also be hoping to get a few games under his belt before the summer, as he’s still in contention for a spot on the plane with Roy Hodgson’s England squad. He’s proved absolutely key to England’s success, so Hodgson would love to have him as an option if he can prove his fitness.
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We really need Wilshere to overcome his long-term injury issues and focus on his Arsenal career, but perhaps playing for England this summer would help him regain some match fitness.