Arsenal News: Jack Wilshere's Long, Arduous Comeback Nearly Complete

Arsenal “missing-man” Jack Wilshere is upping the road to recovery with Arsenal arranging a “closed doors” friendly match during the international break.

The new No. 10 featured in two U-21 games since the start of the season, with more time on the pitch each match.

However Wilshere is not the only Arsenal first team player returning from injury. Right-back Bacary Sagna is making progress after injuring his right fibula in the last home game of the 2011/12 season.

Although Arsenal’s back four have had a simply brilliant start to the season, the addition and option of a more experienced defender could prove to be very helpful in the Gunner’s hunt for trophies this season. But the big news is definitely the measurable improvements to Wilshere’s health, with him and Gunner’s new-boy Santi Cazorla lined up in midfield, it will truly be a force to be reckoned with.

 “There is no Under-21 fixture scheduled for next week, and so the club are trying to arrange something to fill the gap,” Burton said.

“We'll probably try and rearrange a game of some sort next week to keep them going. Obviously I'll speak to the boss about that, but we'll try and fix them another game.”

It is yet to be announced when Wenger will include Wilshere back in the first team, and it is likely to be very “hit and miss”, but the capital one cup fixture at the end of October seems to be a very likely possibility.