Jack Wilshere will undergo a late fitness test on his inflamed ankle before Arsenal's game at Crystal Palace.
The England midfielder missed all of the 2011-12 season with injury and Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said that Wilshere was still coming to terms with the demands of playing twice a week.
"It's difficult because his ankle is up and down a little bit," Wenger said. "He's getting better but it's still inflamed sometimes and responds sometimes to games. But after that it goes down again and is normal.
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