Wenger coy over Gunners star
Arsene Wenger has ruled out recalling Jack Wilshere to the first team squad yet and says Arsenal are cautious over his recovery.
The England midfielder has spent the last 14 months watching from the sidelines after a catalogue of injuries but finally made his long awaited return in an Under-21 clash with West Brom on Monday. Wilshere came through 63 minutes at the Hawthorns unscathed and Arsenal fans are beginning to get excited over the prospect of having one of their star men back. However, Wenger has warned it will be a few weeks at least until the 20-year-old is back in the first team, with another run out for the under-21s to come next week before the Frenchman will consider a comeback. "Jack is doing very well but we need to be a bit patient," said Wenger. "He has played 60 minutes in the reserve team and he needs a few games, progressive build-up to get his body used again to competition, to shocks, to fights. "But he is doing extremely well, the situation looks very good. We have to be cautious, not crazy, because of his talent you are always pushed in a situation where you would like to rush him back, and we have to resist that."