Wilshere, Frimpong & Sagna edges closer to Arsenal comeback ...stars for Arsenal U-21s

Jack Wilshere continued his rehabilitation from the serious ankle injury which kept him out for 14 months as he completed 74 minutes of Arsenal Under 21's 2-0 win over Reading.

The 20-year-old played his second match in a week, after a comeback fixture at West Brom, and helped set up both Gunners goals at Underhill.

The Gunners midfielder got another 78 minutes under his belt for the Under-21s against Reading following an hour runout last week.

Wilshere, 20, missed the whole of last term with an ankle injury he suffered during pre-season in July 2011 and then had minor knee surgery in May this year.

But he looked sharp and showed pace on the comeback trail at Barnet’s Underhill Stadium, setting up Serge Gnabry for a goal just before half-time and then swinging in a corner for Chuba Akpom to get the second in a 2-0 victory after 63 minutes.

Arsenal boss Wenger could hand him a first-team start against Reading when the two sides meet again in the Capital One Cup at the end of the month.

Bacary Sagna lasted 65 minutes in his first start since May after recovering from a broken leg.

The French right-back, who along with Wilshere was forced to miss this summer’s European Championships, has been ably replaced by Carl Jenkinson in the first-team this season.

Emmanuel Frimpong also started as part of his return from a serious knee injury sustained while playing on loan at Wolves in February. It has emerged that the Midlands club are keen on bringing the 20-year-old back to Molineux on loan until January.