CUP OF JOY FOR JACK

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY OCTOBER 11 - By JON WEST

JACK WIL­SHERE has been given the green light for his Ar­se­nal come­back at the end of the month.

The mid­fielder, 20, has been pen­cilled in for a start in the Cap­i­tal One Cup clash with Read­ing on Oc­to­ber 30.

Wil­shere (left) played 78 min­utes for Ar­se­nal’s re­serves on Mon­day against Read­ing and set up two goals. The Eng­land in­ter­na­tional missed the whole of last sea­son with an an­kle in­jury and then had mi­nor knee surgery in May this year.

De­fender Bacary Sagna also made his first start since May af­ter re­cov­er­ing from the sec­ond bro­ken leg of his ca­reer.

The French full-back said: “It is amaz­ing to be back, I have been wait­ing for this mo­ment for five months.

“Ev­ery­thing went well and we won, so I am very happy.

“When you have such a big in­jury once, you take it – but twice is hard.

“In my mind I was a bit sad, but the next day I was ready for the chal­lenge to come back stronger.”

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