Jack Wilshere is yet to kick the ball this season after suffering a freak training ground injury just before the start of the Premier League season. He fractured his fibula, which saw him miss the entire campaign thus far. The English midfielder was expected to return to action by the end of 2015 or in January 2016, but a setback has seen him being sidelined for a further three months.
According to the Mirror, the Gunners are set to get a massive boost with the England international set to return to first-team training in a week's time. This will hand Arsene Wenger one more option in midfield, as they enter the final stretch of the Premier League season. Arsenal are in the title race along with Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, while also competing in the FA Cup and Champions League.
The 24-year-old midfielder, however, is not expected to be back until the start of April despite the manager being confident of his return to the first-team squad in one week. The report claimed that Wilshere will target a return for Arsenal's home clash against Watford on April 2 to make his Premier League return. The French manager is likely to take a very cautious approach with the injury prone midfielder, and will ensure that he plays at least one game with the Gunners U21 side before selecting him for a game with the senior squad.
Arsenal's injury crisis is slowly easing with Gabriel, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky the only players in the treatment room at the moment. The former is expected to return within the week after suffering a minor muscle injury ahead of their 2-1 win over Leicester City, and the Spaniard has also started running and is expected to return to action at the end of March. The Czech international, however, is facing a longer spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury when he made his first appearance of the season against Burnley in the FA Cup on 30 January this year.