Jack Wilshere is set to feature for the Arsenal U23s against Derby tonight.
The Arsenal midfielder is recovering from a fractured leg suffered in April last season, during a season-long loan with Bournemouth. And latest reports on Twitter suggest the Derby clash will be Wilshere’s first game since returning.
Jack Wilshere is set to play for Arsenal U23s v Derby tonight (via @AndyAndya873).
— Jeorge Bird (@jeorgebird) August 14, 2017
The U23 match is the first of the new Premier League 2 season for the Gunners, and could also see the involvement of one or two other Arsenal players on the fringes, such as Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson and Mathieu Debuchy.
All three have been linked with moves away and will probably want some competitive action to help put them in a better position whether they stay or go. In Wilshere’s case, however, it’s simply the next step in getting back to full fitness.
Arsenal and Derby both had mixed finishes to their u23 campaigns in 2016/17, with two wins in each of their last five games. Both will be looking to get off to a good start this year, and you can find our full match preview here.
Supporters hoping to watch the game will be able to do so on the Derby website, as the Rams are streaming the game, with coverage starting at 6:45pm UK time.