Wilshere is in positive mood
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is optimistic he is close to a first-team return after marking his comeback from a serious ankle injury by playing a full match for the under-21 side.
Wilshere has had a long spell on the sidelines as he has recuperated after surgery on his troublesome left ankle, an injury he suffered in the defeat to Manchester United on November 22. It was the latest setback in a succession of injury problems but he is now nearing full fitness.
And the 23-year-old started alongside Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby in a formidable line-up as the second-string side defeated Stoke 4-1 at the Emirates.