EXCLUSIVE: Wilshere return boosts England's Euro hopes
Published 22:25 10/03/12 By Steve Stammers
Jack Wilshere is looking to make a return to action in time to help England’s Euro 2012 campaign.
The young Arsenal midfielder is set to come back within six weeks.
The latest scan on the Gunner’s injury was clear – and that has given a massive boost to both club and country.
Wilshere has not played a competitive game so far this season due to injury.
After recovering from a stress fracture to his foot, he then suffered another.
There were doubts as to whether he would play again this season and if he would have to miss the European Championship finals in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
But the latest news means that Wilshere should be ready to face Chelsea at The Emirates on April 21 – a match that may be crucial to Arsenal’s bid to finish in a Champions League place for next season.
And if he comes through unscathed, he will be able to take part in the final three matches of the campaign against Stoke, Norwich and West Brom.
Arsenal’s recent good run, which has included wins against Tottenham and Liverpool, has tempted manager Arsene Wenger to re-evaluate his targets.
Arsenal have now moved within four points of third-placed Tottenham – and a top-three finish will mean Arsenal by-pass the often tricky qualifying round for the Champions League.