Comeback kid tipped to fly
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes midfield ace Jack Wilshere can return from injury as an even better player than he was before.
Wenger feels the 20-year-old's tender years will make him even more determined to be a success after more than a year on the sidelines with ankle and knee problems.
Wilshere has already played a number of times for the Gunners' Under-21 side, and he is now pencilled in to play a part in the senior squad against QPR on Saturday, after being named as an unused substitute last weekend against Norwich.
His manager is convinced he can get back to or even surpass the level he was playing at before his fitness issues, even if it doesn't happen for him right away.
The Frenchman said: "It is not possible, it is certain. He will be a better player.
"If you have this kind of injury at the age of 20 you will take off again and move forward normally. At his age it is no problem."
Wenger claims the England international is looking good in training and showing no signs of fear in the tackle despite his injury concerns.
He added: "We even have to calm him down.
"He goes for every challenge and has no apprehension. If you protect the ball and somebody tackles you from behind and kills your knee, when you come back it will be difficult to protect the ball in the same position.
"Jack has none of that. He has not been injured in a specific tackle."