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Wilshere looking good ahead of Arsenal return - Wenger

14 September, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Carla Brady
  • LONDON ENGLAND- SEPTEMBER 14 FC Koeln fans are held by police ahead of arriving at the Emirates Stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium

They bounced back at the weekend with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.

According to the president of Turkish side Trabzonspor Jack Wilshere was close to agreeing a loan move for this season.

However, the Europa League presents what is most likely Arsenal's best chance in Europe since reaching the final of the Champions League in 2006.

Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette, Danny Welbeck, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka joined Ozil in missing out on training ahead of the match on Wednesday.

Chelsea endured a spluttering start to the last campaign before a run of 13 successive wins propelled them to the top of England's top tier - a position they didn't relinquish as they secured a second league trophy in three seasons.

And he revealed he came close to leaving the club this summer.




"Now we have to continue, we have to rest tomorrow and then to start to think about the next game, a strong game, a tough game against Arsenal (on Sunday)". "So as I said to the boss, our story was not finished, so everybody was pleased with that".

Antonio Conte's side warmed up for the game by demolishing Qarabag in the Champions League and with two fewer days to rest and the unfamiliar dynamic of playing matches on Thursday and Sunday to cope with, Wenger says the clash with the Premier League champions is a major test.

"We will take it seriously but the priority is to focus on the Premier League and combining the two", said Wenger. "We played on Wednesday night at Barcelona and then Saturday morning at Everton and we won".

"I am humble enough to be happy enough to want to win every competition". 'You have to not get caught in your mind with preconceived ideas.

His "obvious" ability, even in a press conference, became obvious when his first 79-word answer contained the word "obviously" three times.

Wilshere last played for Arsenal against Watford in August previous year and hasn't featured at the Emirates since a 4-0 win over Aston Villa in May 2016, but he is set to start as Arsenal begin their Europa League campaign against FC Köln.

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