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Wilshere & Walcott to return, Rosicky a doubt

ESPN staff
April 11, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott have a 90 per cent chance of featuring in Saturday's home game against Norwich.

Wilshere has not appeared for Arsenal since the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on March 3, with the Gunners resting the midfielder to guard against a recurrence of the problems that had kept him out of action for 17 months prior to his return in October.

Walcott, meanwhile, injured his groin towards the end of last month while on international duty with England and has not featured since.

Wenger indicated there is a strong chance that both players will feature at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, though, as Arsenal look to move back into the top-four.

"Jack has joined normal training since Wednesday and Theo should join in tomorrow," Wenger told the club's official website on Thursday. "They are 90% available for Saturday."

However, Arsenal could be without Tomas Rosicky, whose brace secured a 2-1 victory over West Brom in their last outing.

"The other uncertainty we have from last Saturday is Tomas Rosicky, who has a little hamstring irritation," Wenger said. "His involvement is yet to be decided as well but it's fair to say that he is a big doubt for Saturday."

Per Mertesacker, who was sent off at The Hawthorns, will be suspended for the visit of the Canaries.

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