Jack Wilshere made his return from injury earlier this week.
Turning out for an Arsenal XI against Brentford at London Colney, he even managed to bag himself a goal.
Needing two operations on the ankle that was clattered by Manchester United’s Paddy McNair back in November, the second was required to remove a troublesome wire that was causing Jack discomfort.
Now England manager, Roy Hodgson, has revealed that Jack is hoping he is finally over the problem that has kept him out for so long.
“I spoke to Jack at the Arsenal training ground the other day and he was very, very positive,” Hodgson said.
“It was just a question of the irritation he has been feeling with the wires they put into his ankle — they have been irritating his ligament.
“He’s pretty confident that with those taken out he is going to be OK.”
Wilshere could be named on the bench for Arsenal’s crunch tie against Liverpool on Saturday at the Emirates if you listen to speculation in the press. Arsene Wenger has said that he is ‘not yet ready‘ however.
With Mathieu Debuchy, Mikel Arteta and even Abou Diaby returning this week as well, only Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the injured list and he’s expected back sooner rather than later.
It’s almost unbelievable.