Arsenal have received a massive boost in the form of Jack Wilshere, who has been told by specialists that he will be back without any niggling problems after recovering from an ankle injury, which kept him out for of action over four months.

The Daily Mirror suggests that the 23-year-old is ready to return to the first team with immediate effect and help Arsenal in their title surge, who have won eight games on the bounce and find themselves only four points behind Chelsea.

However, the Blues have two games in hand and are on a winning streak themselves, which makes the prospect of an unlikely title win in over 11 years all the more improbable.

Wilshere's fitness will be a massive boost for Wenger, who has been without his prodigious talent for a major part of the last few years through injury. Wilshere has undergone surgery on his ankle after a brilliant debut season with the Gunners which saw him miss first team action for more than a season.

However, in spite of coming back to the first team, small problems kept nibbling at his heels, which stunted his development and forced the manager to look for more astute options.

As a result, Wilshere now finds himself in a predicament where he has more seasoned and better players ahead of him in the starting line-up and with no games under his belt for a long time, is on a race against time to prove himself capable of first team action in the league.

It is an important point in the season to come back fit, especially with most of the side jaded after a long season where with his added freshness can contribute much to the side going forward and thereby continuing their winning run.

Wilshere has recently been linked with a move to Manchester City, who are back in the hunt to prise one of Arsenal's best talents in a bid to add to their homegrown quota, but Arsene Wenger has dismissed any advances from the reigning Champions, stating that they are in a much better state financially and capable of holding on to their best players.