Wilshere picks up speed on road to Arsenal recovery
Published 22:25 11/02/12 By Steve Stammers
Jack Wilshere has given Arsenal a major boost with the speed of his recovery from his latest injury nightmare.
The 20-year-old midfielder’s comeback from an ankle injury came to a shuddering halt after suffering a stress fracture in the same foot.
Wilshere was ordered to rest for three weeks, but Arsenal have brought forward the date of his next scan to this week after making better progress than expected.
If he is given the all-clear, Wilshere will step up his rehabilitation and could be back playing next month to boost his chances of making England’s Euro 2012 squad.
Meanwhile, Robin van Persie will go head-to-head against the man he looks certain to succeed as the captain of Holland.
The Champions League clash between Arsenal and AC Milan in Italy on Wednesday night puts Van Persie in direct conflict with Mark van Bommel.
Van Bommel currently wears the armband for Holland but his appearances for the Rossineri have become sporadic.
And Arsenal’s hopes will be enhanced by their impressive record in their away matches against high-profile clubs.
Indeed, they won 2-0 away to AC Milan four years ago and manager Arsene Wenger said: “It was a great night because we stayed faithful to our game.
“Even Milan said we were the better team.”