QPR manager Mark Hughes will be happy to see Arsenal's Jack Wilshere back

Jack Wilshere: Expected to feature against QPR

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QPR manager Mark Hughes will be wary of the threat of the returning Jack Wilshere when he takes his Premier League strugglers to Arsenal on Saturday.

The Gunners midfielder is expected to feature for the first time in 15 months after finally recovering from a troublesome ankle injury.

Hughes will be delighted to see the 20-year-old back in action, although he admits he had hoped Wilshere would return a week later.

"He is an outstanding young player, the league has been a lesser league really because when you take a young player of his ability out for so long then everyone misses watching his talents," Hughes said.

"He is an outstanding young player, the league has been a lesser league really because when you take a young player of his ability out for so long then everyone misses watching his talents."

Mark Hughes

"Obviously from my own selfish point of view as an opposition manager I hope he would have been one week away from returning.

"He is a young man who seemed to have the world at his feet and he has had a real setback with the injury and the amount of time he has been out. We wish him well but not too many good wishes if he plays at the weekend."

Hughes expects Arsenal to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Schalke in midweek, but he remains confident his side will not leave the Emirates empty-handed.

He added: "They're a very good team, and they've had a couple of results that have knocked them back somewhat. But it's their home game, and you'd expect them to come out and put in a good performance.

"We go there with the belief we can compete against any team in the Premier League. We've drawn with Chelsea and Everton and run Tottenham very close. We acquitted ourselves well for long periods against Manchester City.

"We know we can go to the top sides and make a game of a difficult fixture, and we'll try and cause an upset. I'm sure there aren't many people expecting us to get a positive result. We'll go there with real belief."