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Arsenal fans all across the world finally witnessed the sight they had been praying for over the last year as Jack Wilshere made a successful comeback from injury. Arsenal's official website reports that the youngster made his long-awaited return for the Arsenal U-21's as they took on West Brom U-21's and he emerged unscathed after an appearance that lasted 62 minutes, at which point he was substituted. The Gunners lost the game 1-0, but Wilshere's return provided the club with a huge lift nonetheless.
Wilshere has been out of action for the last 14 months courtesy of a nightmarish time with injuries, suffering a stress fracture on his ankle during a pre-season game prior to last season and a more damagingly, a recurrence of the injury in January this year. Arsene Wenger has promised to take it slow with the midfielder as any premature comeback could result in another blow on his long-road to full fitness.Arsenal might be a little light in the central midfield area after Abou Diaby was ruled out for up to three weeks with a thigh injury. Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey will fill the two midfield spots for now, but Wenger will be eager to get either Diaby or Wilshere back in action at the earliest. The veteran manager received another positive news on the injury front as Emmanuel Frimpong continued his successful return from injury with a solid performance in the game against West Brom.
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