The England midfielder has been out injured since Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to rivals Tottenham Hotspur and it was initially claimed that manager Arsene Wenger had ruled out the possibility of using him again this season.
However, now Arsenal have responded quickly to deny that there was any setback in the talismanic midfielder’s recovery.
“Nothing has changed in Jack’s recovery. There’s no setback or any further damage to his ankle,” said a club spokesperson.
“There’s no concern about any long term problems. Jack was told to rest and is still on course to resume training and be available for selection against Reading.”
Wilshere’s injury problems started when a routine operation on his right ankle caused him to miss 17 months of football due to a number of setbacks.
With Arsenal still in the mix for a Champions League place, the news of Wilshere’s return from injury will give the team a boost as they look to catch Tottenham, who are four points ahead, having played a game more.
And after another trophy less season, Champions League qualification is a must for the Gunners.
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