Jack Wilshere’s rehabilitation from injury took a step backwards when he picked up a knock but he has revealed he could be ready to play against Liverpool.
The Englishman’s injuries are well documented and, just like Daniel Sturridge, he was ready to start the Premier League before picking up an injury which, while minor, could see him miss the season opener.
Wilshere has returned to light training according to the Metro and Arsenal’s number 10 feels he is ready to play if Wenger calls upon him for the game against Liverpool on Sunday.
“I picked up a little knee injury, nothing serious, and now I am back in light training and am looking forward to the start of the Premier League,” he told Sky Sports.
“It is a light one this time, I know my body quite well now and I know when I pick up a little injury what to do.
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“As I said, I’m feeling good and we’ll see at the weekend, that might come too soon but if the boss picks me, I’ll be ready.”
Wenger also mentioned that he is pleased with Wilshere’s progress:
“He has a very big year ahead – I must say his preparation was encouraging,” the Frenchman said.
“He had a little setback recently but its looks very minor and of course for us to have a great season it is important to have a great Jack Wilshere.”
Liverpool and Arsenal begin their Premier League campaigns this weekend in a promising encounter at the Emirates. Both sides have significant absentees with Ozil, Giroud, Koscielny, Mertersacker and Gabriel all set to miss the clash for the hosts whereas the visitors will be without Joel Matip, Mama Sakho, Lucas Leiva and possibly Daniel Sturridge.