Wenger: Wilshere still has a chance of making Euro Finals
Published 22:26 04/03/12 By MirrorFootball
Arsene Wenger has revealed Jack Wilshere is on the comeback trail and could yet make Euro 2012.
The Arsenal boss explained his England international had resumed training, and while he was still some way from a game in the first team, could play again before the end of the season.
That would put him firmly in the plans of whoever is England manager for the European Championship.
After the win at Liverpool which makes the Gunners favourites to clinch fourth place in the Premier League, Wenger said: “We have good news but Jack isn’t close to a comeback.
“The last scan was good and he can start to jog again so he is on the way back – but we have to be very cautious with him.
“I hope to have him back before the end of the season, but we go step by step.”
That will be a big lift for Arsenal, but the news was less encouraging on a wider injury front, with three players picking up problems at Anfield.
Abou Diaby lasted just 25 minutes of his comeback before picking up a hamstring injury that could sideline him for another long spell, and Yossi Benayoun suffered a similar injury, though less serious.
Kieran Gibbs also has a problem and all three will miss the Champions League visit of AC Milan. But Mikel Arteta, who was concussed and taken to hospital after an accidental clash with Jordan Henderson, is hoping to play.
Wenger will not rest star striker Robin Van Persie for the game, as he looks for the miracle required to overturn a four-goal deficit.
“Van Persie in this form can help in this situation, he won’t be rested,” said Wenger. “We want to make the impossible possible – that’s our target. You never know.”