Jack Wilshere made his long-awaited return from injury for Arsenal’s U21s tonight and managed 65 minutes as Newcastle United’s U21s were beaten 3-1.
The midfielder had not played since scoring twice in England’s 3-2 win over Slovenia in June, after breaking his leg on the eve of the Community Shield.
It was the latest setback of the 24-year-old’s injury-plagued career, which has seen him sidelined on 19 different occasions in six years, the Daily Mail claims.
The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal’s record goalscorer Thierry Henry was in the stands at the Emirates Stadium tonight to watch Wilshere’s latest comeback.
Dan Crowley, Stephy Mavididi and Serge Gnabry scored in the first half as Arsenal’s youngsters strolled to victory, despite an own goal from Krystian Bielik.
Tomas Rosicky also completed 45 minutes in his bid to get back to fitness in time to feature in the Gunners’ final seven Premier League games of the season.
Wilshere may be looking beyond that at Euro 2016. He had been a regular for England prior to a season in which he has not played a single minute for Arsenal.
The emergence of other young talents has also given Roy Hodgson the option to leave Wilshere at home, although he might still find room for him in his squad.
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