Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere speaks out after injury return

The England international has admitted that he wants to play a part in the remainder of his side’s season.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is back on the fitness trail, with the talented midfielder playing 90 minutes for the North London club’s under-21 side last night.

The 23-year-old will surely be back in the first team reckoning soon, with Arsene Wenger’s men ready to welcome their homegrown hero back into the fray.

Wilshere has admitted that he is looking forward to getting back into Premier League action and has picked a number of games he would like to feature in.

“You can train as much as you like but you can’t get that match fitness unless you play,” Wilshere told

“In the Premier League you know how quick it is so you have to get back to that speed.

“I feel like I’m ready to play some part. When you’re injured you look at your comeback date and the games around that time.

“The one that stands out is the FA Cup semi-final but even before that we’ve got big games and we’ve got to got to Man United as well so there’s a chance to play this season.”

Wilshere’s career has been blighted by injuries over the years, with the 23-year-old showing his best form in fleeting glimpses.

The English star may well find a place in the Gunners’ first team harder to come by this time round, with Francis Coquelin’s addition meaning competition for places is fierce.

With Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby both on the comeback trail also and Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla also in the running for a starting berth, Wilshere may well have to be reintroduced to first-team football gradually.

Wilshere has only started seven Premier League games this season, with a further two appearances from the bench, scoring on one occasion.

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