Arsene Wenger gave his assessment of Jack Wilshere's World Cup chances after the midfielder was named in England's 23-man squad on Monday:
Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere should just have enough time to be fully-fit for the World Cup. It's been another stop-start season for the 22-year-old, with injuries restricting the midfielder to just 19 starts in the Barclays Premier League.
Full-back Kieran Gibbs has not played since the FA Cup semi-final penalty shoot-out win over Wigan because of a hamstring injury. He is set to return this weekend having joined full training again.
Arsene Wenger added: "We go there to try to win the game. We want to finish on a high. We want to make 79 points, as I said last week, to make it as tight as possible to the top.
"I think we had a good away season apart from some big games, but overall we were very consistent away from home and it is important we finish well away from home."
However, fellow England World Cup hopeful Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains sidelined. The midfielder missed several months with a serious knee injury suffered on the first Premier League game of the season. He has been hampered by a groin problem.
Jack Wilshere is set to return to the Arsenal squad for the final Barclays Premier League match of the season at Norwich. The midfielder has not featured since suffering a fractured foot suffered during a friendly against Denmark on March 5.
Speaking today, Arsene Wenger said: "We have everybody who played against West Brom available. We could have the return of (Aaron) Ramsey and Wilshere could be in the squad as well for Sunday. I don't know (how much game-time Wilshere will get). He will be ready for the World Cup."
- Jack Wilshere returned to the field after being treated and played on until the 59th minute
- But Arsenal followed-up the FA's initial scans and found a fracture which will see the midfielder miss the next six weeks
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere faces six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a hairline fracture in his left foot during England's friendly international with Denmark.
Wilshere frantically waved his arms in pain after his foot was caught by Daniel Agger in a challenge in the 12th minute of Wednesday's 1-0 win at Wembley.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted a charge from the Football Association over an offensive hand gesture made towards Manchester City fans, but has contested the mandatory two-match ban and the case will be heard by a commission today.
Television cameras picked up Wilshere raising his middle finger in the direction of home supporters at the Etihad Stadium during the second half of the Gunners' 6-3 defeat on Saturday.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said the club would accept any ban handed out "if he did it". If that's the case, Wilshere is likely to miss the game against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium next Monday.