The talented midfielder has been out of action for almost the entire season after picking up an injury during the Gunners' pre-season Emirates Cup encounter with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
With the European Championships just around the corner, Wilshere has a race against time to get himself fit and he made the first steps by coming on for a late appearance against Sunderland.
Talking to the BBC after the game, the 24-year-old could not contain his delight at returning to action.
"It was a great feeling. This is what I have worked all year for. It is massive for me,” Wilshere explained.
"Of course I want to go and be involved (this summer). I feel I am ready to push for that place. Now I am on the pitch with the first team, we have three more games left so hopefully I can get more minutes."
Wilshere came on for the final six minutes, replacing Mesut Ozil who had a relatively quiet game.
The Arsenal favourite has missed so much this season, yet England boss Roy Hodgson has never hidden his admiration for the player and with improved fitness he has every chance of featuring this summer.
Wilshere will have new competition for a place in the England squad from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur duo Eric Dier and Dele Alli, as well as Leicester City’s impressive midfielder Danny Drinkwater.
But on raw talent alone, none could really argue if he is indeed selected to go to France this summer.