Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/25/12
Wilshere, 20, has not kicked a ball in anger for the Gunners in more than a year, spending the whole of last season sidelined by a niggling ankle problem which also ruled him out of contention for Euro 2012 and the Olympics. Wenger feels Wilshere is making good progress towards a return by the end of the new year, which the manager revealed was one of the reasons why he cooled on a move for Turkey international Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid. "October will be an important month for Jack," said the Arsenal manager. "I will promise you that I will be careful, but Jack works very hard. "Every day he is in early, late going home, is focused and has built up a good basis for his body. "After how quick he will be sharp again for competition, I don't know. We will have to wait for at least a month to see that." Wenger feels the proposed loan move for Sahin, who is also on Liverpool's radar, could yet be resurrected should he decide another attacking midfielder is what he needs. However...
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