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English midfielder Jack Wilshere is all set to return to first team action at Arsenal after featuring for the Gunners in their U-21 clash against Everton. The 20 year old played a critical part in both goals, allowing Terry Burton's side a narrow 2-1 victory over their hosts at Finch Farm.
Emmanuel Frimpong and Bacary Sagna also featured for the Young guns and gave a good account of themselves, giving the first team much to cheer about at this critical juncture in the season.
Wilshere was named in Arsenal's squad for the trip to Norwich last weekend but manager Arsene Wenger didn't give the young maestro an opportunity in the game as Arsenal were trailing most of the game to a single goal from Grant Holt. In a press conference earlier, the manager had clarified that he would only use Wilshere if the club were conserving a lead at Carrow Road and hence, Wilshere remained a bench warmer for the club's 1-0 defeat.
Arsenal's Player of the Year for 2010-11 is returning at an important time as the club struggle to find consistency after the myriad of changes in the summer transfer market. Wilshere's return to first team action after a long lay-off will give his team a much needed boost ahead of their European fixture against Schalke on Wednesday night and one hopes Arsenal use his return as a spring board to better things.
Though he is unlikely to start the game against Schalke, he could get some second half game time, and a return to first team action could be very much on the cards against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend.