Arsenal are preparing a series of friendlies to bring Jack Wilshere match fitness up to the required levels.

The Daily Mail says Arsenal are lining up several behind-closed-doors friendlies with a view to getting Wilshere playing competitive football within a fortnight.

The midfielder is edging back to fitness after having his season blighted by ankle and heel problems.

With only two Premier League reserve games remaining, Arsenal are having to organise extra matches to help Wilshere along.