It had been thought that Jack Wilshere would leave Arsenal during the summer transfer window after spending last season on loan at Bournemouth.
There appeared to be no way back for the 25-year-old, but after recovering from another injury layoff, the midfielder has made three first-team appearances for the Gunners this season.
Indeed, Wilshere, who is valued at £16.2m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has featured in both of Arsenal’s Europa League group matches this term, and also played against Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Cup last month.
It is understood that head coach Arsene Wenger is now seriously considering Wilshere for Premier League action, which returns for the Gunners away to Watford on Saturday night.
On Thursday, Arsenal’s official Twitter account asked their supporters to provide an XI for the clash with the Hornets at the weekend.
Wilshere featured in almost all of the responses, which is a strong suggestion that the Arsenal fans believe in the England international once again.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below:
You've seen the latest team news – now we'd like to know this:
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 12, 2017
Rob, Per, Nacho
Hector, Xhaka, Wilshere, Sead
— トト (@hendoranto) October 12, 2017
Koscielny, Per, Monreal
Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Kolasinac
— H E C T O R (@heck_tour) October 12, 2017
I would start Wilshere instead of Ozil pic.twitter.com/KkiXKU9HFK
— Unbiased Gooner (@UnbiasedGoooner) October 12, 2017
Kocielny, Per, Nacho.
Hector, Xhaka, Wilshere, Saed.
— Samuel Wakama (@Samuelwaks_932) October 12, 2017
Rob, Koscielny, Monreal
Bellerin, Ramsey, Wilshere, Sead
— Sahir (@Stormzylnnit) October 12, 2017
All I want is 3 4 3 formation with Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshire and Kolasinac and I feel safe and we win the league.
— Sue ellen (@Piiratebarbie) October 12, 2017
— michael grant (@mikeyg8484) October 12, 2017
Rob – Per – Nacho
Hector – Aaron – Jack – Sead
— Fraser King (@UrbanCoeur) October 12, 2017
Holding Per Monreal
Hector Wilshere Xhaka Kolasinac
— Akhilesh Deshpande (@TheBigFatPandae) October 12, 2017