Wilshere won't be rushed - Wenger
Arsene Wenger is looking forward to the return of Jack Wilshere but says he will not rush him back ahead of schedule.
It has been over a year since the 20-year-old last played for the Gunners as he has struggled with an ankle problem but it is hoped he will back in action sooner rather than later.
The return of Wilshere will be like having a major new signing on board but Wenger does not want any further setbacks and will make sure he is fully fit before bringing him back.
Wenger is hoping to have him back by the end of the year and says the player is on course to make that deadline.
"October will be an important month for Jack," Wenger revealed. "I will promise you that I will be careful, but Jack works very hard. Every day he is in early, late going home, is focused and has built up a good basis for his body.
"After how quick he will be sharp again for competition, I don't know. We will have to wait for at least a month to see that."
Wilshere's imminent return is said to be one of the reasons Wenger cooled his interest in Nuri Sahin, who is poised to join Liverpool on a season-long deal.