Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere, who was expected to return in February might not make an appearance until March. The midfielder is hoping to have enough time to be selected for the England squad for Euro 2016.
Arsene Wenger had stated in December that the England international will make his return from ankle injury in February but there seems to be a further delay in his return.
Wilshere has resumed training to the extent of running, but is yet to make a full return to training. However, Wenger is not trying to gamble with his fitness by speeding his return. Speaking about the midfielder, Arsenal boss said, ‘Jack is starting to run. Once you move out, from the first day you count six weeks to be competitive and build up stamina and intensity. You need six weeks to be ready fitness-wise.’
The medical team at Arsenal are closely monitoring his progress and not rushing recovery, which might prolong his return.
England Manager, Roy Hodgson, take Jack Wilshere as an integral part of Euro 2016 campaign, seeing his absence from regular football, he might or might not make it into the team.
Wilshere is running out of time, to play enough games to prove himself fit and capable enough to represent his national team. His return to full fitness still doesn’t guarantee he’ll start regularly for the Gunners, seeing Arsene Wenger’s talented pool of midfielders.
Wenger has almost all of his squad back to being fit, except for Wilshere and Santi Cazorla. The Spain international is still recovering from his knee injury and will not return until the end of March.
Kieran Gibbs, who is also struggling to find his place in the first team, also needs enough opportunities to make it into Hodgson’s team for Euro 2016.
The defender has been left out of the line-up since Nacho Monreal solidified his place in the team. However, Wenger insists that the 26-year-old will get enough game-time to make it into England’s squad.