Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere is set to step up his injury rehabilitation and is expected to return in time for the new season.
A report from Metro claims the 20-year-old has made good progress in his recovery and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is confident he will be ready to play once the new Premier League campaign begins.
Wilshere spent the entirety of last season on the sidelines due to a stress fracture in his ankle that was aggravated in a friendly against the New York Red Bulls at Emirates Stadium last summer.
Arsenal medical staff only expected him to be absent for a couple of weeks but his condition worsened and he was forced to have surgery to heal the fracture, which set his recovery back five months.
Disaster struck in January when Wilshere re-injured his foot when beginning rehabilitation and was ruled out for the rest of the season.
The skilful playmaker then required minor knee surgery in the summer, but this has not put any delay on his comeback, confirming the north London club’s prediction.
The report claims the England international will now begin to incorporate the ball into his training after spending most of the summer working in the gym at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground.
The return of Wilshere will be a boost for the Gunners next season and should help improve the creativity in the midfield, something hat was a serious problem during the dreadful start last year nearly scuppered their whole campaign.