Wenger may announce 24-year-old in 18-man squad this weekend

Wilshere made a scoring return for Arsenal's U21s on Monday, but suffered an injury scare in the first half(Image via Skysports.com)

Arsene Wenger will be able to call upon the services of one of his fit-again players in this weekend’s clash with Sunderland.

Jack Wilshere, who last featured for the Gunners in the 2015 FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa, has been sidelined for almost a year by injury.

But after finally recovering from the surgery he underwent in September for a fractured left tibia, the 24-year-old could make his comeback this weekend.

According to reports, Wilshere has been deemed fit for the first time in seven months to be named in Arsene Wenger’s 18-man squad which will travel to the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

“In every game he was sharper, he has a good fitness basis. The progression now should be normal and he is available for selection from the next game (Sunderland) onwards.” the Arsenal manager said

The England international played the full 90 minutes for Arsenal’s Under-21 team on Monday and scored a second-half goal even though he later needed treatment for a knock on the knee.

Wilshere’s return means that the starting spots of Mohammed Elneny, Francis Coquelin and Aaron Ramsey in midfield could soon be under threat.

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