Sunday 29 July 2012
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expecting midfielder Jack Wilshere to be available in October.
The England midfielder has been out for a year with ankle and knee problems and the club have so far been reluctant to set a date for his return.
But during Arsenal's tour in Hong Kong, Gunners boss Wenger said he is looking forward to having Wilshere and Abou Diaby back in the early stages of the 2012/13 season.
"Hopefully we will get Wilshere back playing for October," he said.
"With Abou Diaby returning it will be like signing two new players. This season, the squad will be strong and competitive."
Wilshere underwent an operation on his knee in May, having missed the whole of last season with an ankle problem.