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01st Apr 2016

Arsenal announce Jack Wilshere’s return to training… but fans think it’s an April Fools prank

Jack's back

Kevin Beirne

April 1 is a tricky day for reading the news.

If a story seems to good or ridiculous to be true, then it’s best to assume that it is, lest you fall victim to a cruel prank and are labelled an April fool for all eternity (or until noon, depending on your beliefs).

So when Arsenal fans heard that the perennially injured Jack Wilshere had returned to full training on the first day of April, they were a little suspicious.

Sure, it feels like Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been saying Wilshere is just a week or two away from returning to action for months now.

But it always felt more like your parents’ promises to get you a puppy if you did well in your exams – always just out of reach and doomed never to happen.

Needless to say, supporters weren’t buying it.

It’s no joke, Jack is back, and ready to play.

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