Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere: This is how I am different from some other injured players

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere opens up on his injury problems and insists that he will get back to his best soon.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is confident that he will be back to his best soon.

The England international has regained his place in the Gunners’ starting line-up and has fully recovered from his injury problems.

The 22-year-old first burst onto the scene as a teenager and was compared to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes by many.

However, injuries and poor form have stunted his career, with many England fans questioning manager Roy Hodgson’s decision to include him in the Three Lions’ squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the summer.

Wilshere has looked good in some of the matches he has featured in for Arsenal so far this season, and put in a good shift against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.

The youngster believes that a run of games is helping him get back to his best and is confident that the Arsenal fans will get to see him in full flow soon.

‘I feel good and I’m always looking to improve, no matter what’, Wilshere told Arsenal’s official website. ‘For a player of my age, I’ve missed a lot of football so I’m just trying to play as much as I can, train as much as I can and I’ve always said that when I get fully fit you’ll see the best of me.

‘I said at the start of the season that it was going to take some time to get back to my best. Ever since my first injury, it’s always taken a run of games - probably between five and 10 - to get back to my best.

‘Some players are different, some players come back and are at their best straight away. But some need a run of games and I’m one of those players’.

It cannot be denied that Wilshere’s struggles with injury have made a negative impact on his career. Being on the sidelines quite often can be devastating for any player, and one must remember that he is still only 22.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to have faith in Wilshere and is playing him in the big games. Competition is fierce for midfield positions in the Gunners team, and the Englishman needs to take the chances he gets to establish himself as a first-team regular.

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