Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has returned to full training after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, and England boss Roy Hodgson claims the young star is ready for action, as reported by the Guardian.
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The 23-year-old has been absent since November, when Paddy McNair damaged his ankle with a nasty slide tackle. He underwent surgery earlier in the year, and is hopeful that his injury woes are now behind him.
Hodgson claims he spoke to Wilshere during the international break, and believes that he is ready for first team action with Arsenal once again.
“I spoke to Jack at the Arsenal training ground the other day and he was very, very positive,” he said.
“It was just a question of the irritation he has been feeling with the wires they put into his ankle — they have been irritating his ligament.
“He’s pretty confident that with those taken out he is going to be OK.”
Wilshere has struggled with injuries throughout his career, and has failed to reach the lofty expectations placed on his head as a youngster. He may struggle to get back into the team with the competition ahead of him however, so needs to make sure he remains injury free from here on out.
The Gunners have a host of talented midfielders at their disposal, and Wilshere is lagging behind the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.