Arsenal have received massive boost ahead of Barcelona clash – Jack Wilshere and Gabriel are Back

Arsenal have received a massive boost in injury department ahead of the crucial stage of the season. Talented midfielder Jack Wilshere is yet to kick the ball this season after fracturing his fibula on the eve of the season.

His return has been pushed back on numerous occasions this season, but now he is finally set to return to first team training.

The Mirror reports that the 24-year old will return to first-team training within a week. His return will bolster Wenger’s midfield options as the Gunners challenge on three fronts for the trophies.

The player himself is targeting a return to the first-team action before the second leg of the Champions League tie with Barcelona.

Wilshere told BT Sport 2: “It is possible; I mean it’s difficult to get back. The Premier League gets quicker and quicker, and I know I’m not old but I’m different from when I was 19, it takes a little bit more time.

“But I’m training and running, and hopefully, I will be back. I’m not sure how long it’s going to take because I’ve only been doing ball work for about a week. I probably need a game in the under-21s, and I’ll be ready.”

Arsenal’s injury crisis is slowly but surely inching towards an end with Gabriel, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky are the only players in the treatment room. Gabriel is expected to return to full fitness in a week’s time.