Jack Wilshere ready to fight for Arsenal first team place

The midfielder faces competition from the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin for a starting berth.

Jack Wilshere has told the club’s official website he is ready to fight for his place in the Arsenal midfield.

The England international has been mostly forced to watch from the side-lines in recent seasons as a series of injuries have severely limited his game time.

He returned to the side at the end of last season and was in fine form, with a wonder goal during the final day defeat of West Brom being followed up by two for England in their win over Slovenia.

The Gunners midfield is a highly competitive one to say the least, and he admits it will be tough to break in but he’s up for the challenge nonetheless.

“It’s unbelievable and it’s down to us as individuals to make that place ours,” he told arsenal.com.

“That’s going to be tough, of course it is, but I’m up for the challenge and I’m sure all the other boys are as well.”

No place for Wilshere yet

The truth for Wilshere however, is that there may not be a place in Arsene Wenger’s side for him.

The Frenchman moved Santi Cazorla into a deeper role alongside Aaron Ramsey last season and that proved to be a masterstroke as the pair formed a formidable central midfield duo.

There is also the possibility that he could play in a defensive midfield role, as he has done for England, but with the emergence of Francis Coquelin last season, there is also competition for that role in the side.

Wilshere then, may find himself sat on the bench more often than he would like given the quality he has to beat to get into the side.

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