Arsenal boss insists injury-prone midfielder to make comeback before end of season

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is ready to make his comeback for the Gunners before the end of the season, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

The England midfielder has been out since he was struck by yet another lengthy injury in November. After also suffering an injury in the buildup to last season’s FA Cup final, in which he was on the bench, Wilshere is desperate to return to Arsenal’s lineup as quickly as possible.

“I have 25 that are desperate,” the Frenchman said.

“At the moment there are 30 days to go. What is my worry is Hull; I don’t care about the FA Cup at the moment. I am careful with Jack but he will play before the end of the season, of course. It is difficult to get in this team, I don’t deny that. If you consider any individual case you can say you are sorry that he doesn’t play.”

Wilshere is believed to be making good progress in his fight to return to first-team action but Wenger has warned that it can take longer for a player to get used again to the intensity of the Premier League after a spell on the sidelines.

“What people underestimate a little bit is that to get back to be capable to play is one thing. To be back and be capable to be sharp and efficient takes a bit longer,” Wenger said.

The Gunners face Hull City in the Premier League on Monday in a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final. 23 year-old Wilshere will be hoping he can make it onto the pitch in time for this season’s final, in which Arsenal face Aston Villa on May 30th.

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