He managed to come through a specially arranged behind-closed-doors friendly with Chelsea unscathed and despite losing 2-0 to a side that contained John Terry the main purpose of the exercise has been a success.
Wilshere showed touches of his embedded genius and came close to scoring in the fixture and rumours have even persisted that he may be in line to feature against Norwich City this weekend.
However given the already cautious approach Arsene Wenger has taken a more sensible and viable option will likely see Wilshere back in action against Reading in the League Cup tie on October 30th.
And that was not the only positive from the fixture as Bacary Sagna also featured for 90 minutes. It was a big step in his recovery from a leg fracture but his biggest challenge might be yet to come with Carl Jenkinson likely to dig his heels in the ground for the right-back berth in Arsene Wenger’s squad.
Here are some reactions from Twitter to a seemingly imminent return for Jack Wilshere.
Stand by to drool: watch Wilshere and Cazorla play together. One-twos galore. They can be PL's Xavi and Iniesta bit.ly/U5zDHO— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) October 18, 2012
SENSATIONAL NEWS: Jack Wilshere could make a return to Arsenal's squad this weekend, after telling Arsène Wenger he's ready to play. (Mail)— ⚽ Michael Gooner (@MickTheGooner) October 18, 2012
Why's everyone so negative? Yesterday was a great day for English football. Jack wilshere played 90 minutes for the first time in a while.— george gregory (@georgiesbest101) October 18, 2012
jack wilshere come back!!!!! vs norwich— Hadi kuncoro (@HADfour) October 18, 2012
Jack Wilshere might be on the bench this weekend? LAWD.. Okjfdsaqerhjklfdsz— Buleee! (@bule_jr) October 18, 2012
Jack wilshere is back,I can't explain how happy I am right now— Harriet (@Harriet23x) October 18, 2012
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