Former Arsenal star Mikael Silvestre believes Jack Wilshere’s return to fitness can inspire the club to Capital One Cup glory.
The England star spent 14 months on the sidelines with knee and ankle injuries but made an impressive come back as he played 63 minutes in the Gunners’ 1-0 win over QPR.
And following their dramatic 7-5 victory over Reading, which saw them progress to the last eight of the League Cup, their former defender believes the club’s seven-year trophy drought could be about to end.
Silvestre told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “I think Arsenal have got a chance in the Capital One Cup. They came back fantastically against Reading, so they can go on in this competition.
“Only Chelsea are the other big gun left in the competition, so they might end up in the final of the League Cup.
“It’s been difficult for Arsenal after losing Robin Van Persie and Alex Song. Also, you have Abou Diaby who is injured at the moment.
“You have to count on Jack Wilshere to bring some magic but there is a lot of weight on his shoulders, he’s still young.”