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Wilshere Will Be Fit For The World Cup

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has offered up some good news for England fans

Julian Finney

Jack Wilshere has been sidelined since the 5th of May, where he suffered a hairline fracture in his foot against Denmark, whilst on International duty. It was believed he may miss the World Cup as a result, however the Arsenal manager has confirmed that Jack will be ready to go by the time the World Cup kicks off on the 12th of June:

"I told him that Wilshere will be available. He will be just polished.

"He is starting to jog this week. I would think two to three weeks."

Remember, Roy Hodgson needs to name a 30 man preliminary squad on the 13th of May, so the time-scale outlined above, puts Jack back into contention at exactly the right time. He may even get a run out for Arsenal on the last day of the season as the Gunners head to Norfolk to face Norwich. However if I were Jack, I'd probably want to sit this one out. With the Canaries deep in relegation trouble, they will be fighting for their lives. Tackles will be flying in, and if you are not 100% committed, injuries could occur. Also we need to remember that Arsenal have the FA Cup final a week later on May 17th.

Jack has suffered a number of injuries throughout his young career, including a bad stress fracture in his right ankle that kept him sidelined for 17 months, preventing him from taking part in Euro 2012.

With England facing a very difficult group, we need all our players fit. It's definitely a positive that it looks as though Jack will make it.