Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla close to returning for Arsenal
By Charlie McFaulds
Last Updated: 12/02/16 1:06pm
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects long-term injury duo Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla to be back in action within the next few weeks.
Cazorla hurt his knee during Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Norwich on November 29, and has been stepping up his rehabilitation since the turn of the year.
Midfielder Wilshere has yet to feature for the Gunners in the current campaign, having suffered a leg fracture in pre-season. He underwent surgery in September.
Wenger said: "They are back running, they are on a fitness programme now so it means it is not a question of months anymore, it is a question of weeks for them to be back."
And Wenger also suggested striker Danny Welbeck, who has not featured for Arsenal since April 2015, is close to making his comeback from a knee injury.
"He is doing well, it is a bit early for him maybe but he is now back to full power in training," Wenger said.Asked if Welbeck could be involved in the FA Cup clash with Hull City on February 20, Wenger said: "It is a big possibility. Danny is very close. Fitness wise he is there, it's just competition he needs. Next week is a possibility."