Arsenal receive injury boost

Jack WilshereArsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed Jack Wilshere is back in full training and is in contention for Saturday’s clash with Norwich.

The England midfielder has not played since the 2-1 north London derby defeat at Spurs at the start of March due to a foot injury.

The Arsenal medical staff have been extra careful with Wilshere’s recovery. The young midfielder spent the best part of 18 months on the sidelines with a similar injury earlier in his career.

With the Gunners battling to secure a place in the top four, the 21-year-old has given boss Wenger a timely boost by returning to training ahead of the clash with the Canaries at the Emirates on Saturday.

The Gunners have won three straight Premier League fixtures. Last week, Wilshere’s replacement Tomas Rosicky netted two goals against West Brom.

Meanwhile, his international teammate Theo Walcott, who injured his groin while on Three Lions duty last month, is also poised to return.

“Jack has joined normal training since Wednesday and Theo should join in tomorrow,” Wenger told the club’s official website. “They are 90 per cent available for Saturday.”

This boost couldn’t come at a better time for the north London club. Arsenal have three matches within seven days of this Saturday’s match. They host Everton sixth-place Everton on Tuesday and visit Fulham on 20 April.

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