Wilshere ready for next step as Arsenal arrange behind-closed-doors friendly
23:27 GMT, 9 October 2012
Arsenal will arrange a behind-closed-doors friendly during the international break to help Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna recover from long-term injury.
Wilshere has not played a first-team match since July 31, 2011, owing to ankle, foot and knee problems, while Sagna has not featured since breaking a leg against Norwich in May.
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Both played for the Under 21s against Reading on Monday night and the Gunners are trying to schedule a training-ground friendly.
After the Reading game, Sagna said: ‘I’ve been waiting for this for five months. When you have such a big injury once, you take it, but twice is hard.
'I was sad, but the next day I was ready for the challenge, which was to come back stronger. I don’t have any target date — my only aim is to be ready and bring what I can to my team.’