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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Arsene Wenger is delighted to see Arsenal pair Jack Wilshere and Emmanuel Frimpong return to training following long-term injuries.
England midfielder Wilshere did not feature at all for the Gunners last season due to an ankle problem.
But the 20-year-old today rejoined first team training as the squad prepare to face champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Despite the starlet’s return to training, however, Wenger insists he will not rush him back into match action.
“We are so pleased that Jack is back in full training,” he told Arsenal’s official website.
“It has been 14 months and that is a long time for someone at his age. It is an eternity, but it is great news.
“We have to give him a few training sessions to see how he copes and responds to it, that is the delicate, sensitive stage - to choose when to bring him in and out.
“We will have to handle that day-by-day.”
Combative midfielder Frimpong is also closing in on a return, having been sidelined by a serious knee injury suffered on loan at Wolves in February.
Wenger said: “We also have Emmanuel Frimpong who has returned to full training this week, which is great news as well.
“Emmanuel has also been out a long time, but is progressing well.”
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