Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could start against Aston Villa this weekend after scans revealed that he's only sustained minor bruising on his ankle.
This has been reported by the Metro, who have also suggested that Calum Chambers and Nacho Monreal are set to return to training, meaning they could also be in contention for Saturday's game.
The prospect of Wilshere starting this weekend will certainly come as a major boost for Arsene Wenger, as his side look to return to winning ways in England's elite division. The Gunners have struggled in the middle of the park in recent time, with the likes of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini failing to impress.
Wilshere, then, is now a key man at the Emirates, but it remains to be seen as to whether Wenger will risk him, with a clash against north London rivals Tottenham on the horizon. The England international will certainly be hoping to play a key role in the coming weeks after scoring his first goal of the season against champions Manchester City last week.
Wenger will also be hoping that either of Chambers or Monreal are ready to start against Paul Lambert's in-form side. The Gunners chief had to hand a first competitive start to youngster Hector Bellerin in mid-week, so he will be hoping for more experience in his back-line this weekend.
Arsenal didn't look strong enough in midfield or in defence against the German outfit on Tuesday night, so will be looking to hit back at Villa Park on Saturday.
However, the Gunners won't be in for an easy ride against Lambert's side. Villa have started this season in fine fashion, and will be looking to continue their great run against Arsenal.
In-fact, Villa are currently sitting in second in the league table - five places above Arsenal at this early stage. Lambert's side will also be far more rested than their rivals, having not played since their victory at Anfield against Liverpool last Saturday evening.
It certainly looks set to be an exciting game on Saturday afternoon, with Villa looking to cause another upset.
Arsenal fans: Do you think Wenger should risk Wilshere this weekend or save him for the Tottenham fixture? Have your say in the comments section below!
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