Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has given a huge boost to the manager Arsene Wenger, who is already contemplating the prospect of being without Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott ahead of the start of the new season. It has been more than a year since Jack Wilshere last played for Arsenal, which has put his long-term career in two major doubt. He was initially expected to be back to first-team action in January, but his return has been delayed by yet another setback. He even missed the Euro 2012 and the London Olympics 2012 in order to concentrate on returning to Arsenal.

Now, he has given a major boost to Arsene Wenger by saying that he could be returning to first-team action within a month or two. Arsenal could lose both Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott in the summer after it was emerged that the 28-year-old Dutchman has not decided to extend his contract. The 23-year-old England winger Theo Walcott had previously stated that he would be making his decision on his Arsenal future based upon the decision taken by Robin van Persie. Both players have only one year left on their current deals, and are unlikely to agree to a new deal now.

“Any player still in the gym in July is not on the pitch for August, that is for sure. There have been frequent differences of opinion between club and player over the year in which he has had surgery first on an ankle, and then, in May, on his knee,” Wenger said regarding the fitness of Jack Wilshere. It has emerged in recent weeks that Arsenal could be interested in Malaga winger Santi Cazorla, who is valued at around £ 20 million by his club, who are in great financial difficulties at the moment.