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Wilshere in Arsenal's squad for Norwich City trip

The England international could be in line for a surprise early return to the Gunners' squad after a long injury layoff

Jack Wilshere is in Arsenal's squad for its Premier League trip to Norwich City on Saturday, the midfielder's agent has confirmed.

Wilshere's agent, Simon Bayliff, posted on Twitter: "It's been two "good news" days in a row. Doesn't happen very often. Jack travels to Norwich in the #AFC 1st team squad! Delighted."

The 20-year-old has endured a torrid spell on the sidelines since July 2011, initially injuring his ankle in a preseason friendly against New York Red Bulls, before having his comeback repeatedly postponed due to further problems with his heel and knee.

But more optimistic news has followed over the last month - Wilshere recovering sufficiently to be eased back into full time training - with manager Arsene Wenger understandably cautious over introducing the midfield star back into first-team action.

And after Wilshere came through several Under-21 matches unscathed, it appears that Wenger believes the time is right for his young charge to be part of the match day squad once more, bringing to an end almost 14 months of frustration for the 20-year-old.

Whether Wilshere gets onto the pitch at Carrow Road tomorrow evening remains to be seen, but his presence in the squad is a welcome boost to the Arsenal midfield.


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