Jack Wilshere fit for Arsenal game against Stoke, says Steve Bould
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 29/03/18 11:59am
Jack Wilshere will be available for Arsenal's fixture against Stoke on Sunday, says assistant manager Steve Bould.
The midfielder has trained with Arsenal this week after recovering from a knee injury, which forced him to withdraw from the England squad for their friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.
"Jack Wilshere trained yesterday so he's okay. Everybody else has come back as far as we are aware," said Bould, filling in at Thursday's press conference for the absent Arsene Wenger ahead of their clash with Stoke, live on Sky Sports.
"We'll find out a bit more this morning, but Jack was okay yesterday."
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In other injury news, Bould was unable to give an update on Alexandre Lacazette's fitness, who has also returned to training after undergoing minor knee surgery in February.
When asked when the striker would return, he said: "I don't know. He's trained, he trained yesterday but whether he will be involved at the weekend I'm unsure."
Arsenal's chances of top-four qualification rapidly continue to fade after a poor start to 2018, which saw them lose five of their opening nine league games. They are currently sixth, 13 points off fourth-placed Tottenham.
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