Wilshere “ready” for Premier League after coming through Arsenal U-21 blowout


Jack Wilshere’s latest return from injury is only missing first team football, according to the Arsenal midfielder.

The 23-year-old went 90 minutes for the Gunners’ U-21 side in a 4-1 win over Stoke City’s U-21s, coming through “ready” for a return to the Premier League.

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USMNT candidate Gedion Zelalem was an unused sub for Arsenal, which started first team regulars Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby.

Wilshere had surgery in November, and needed follow-up work done in February in what’s been another long absence for the oft-injured player.

From Arsenal.com:

“I feel like I’m ready to play some part. When you’re injured you look at your comeback date and the games around that time.

“The one that stands out is the FA Cup semi-final but even before that we’ve got big games and we’ve got to got to Man United as well so there’s a chance to play this season.”

It’s good news for a Gunners team already humming, and hoping to see a bit of this again: