Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal will have to be cautious over how Jack Wilshere is nursed back into first-team action.

The England midfielder finally returned to full training on Wednesday after an ankle injury sidelined him for the whole of last season, also ruling him out of contention for Euro 2012. Wenger, though, will take no chances with the 20-year-old, who is likely to have a few reserve outings before being considered for the first XI.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's trip to Manchester City, Wenger said: "We will see how he responds to the training now. We will have to be a bit patient, a bit cautious, because when a guy has been out for 14 months it takes a while to get back to match fitness."

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