Jack Wilshere posts determined message and picture ahead of new season

England's Jack Wilshere warms up before the match

The Arsenal midfielder is focused on looking forward rather than dwelling on the past.

England's Jack Wilshere warms up before the matchEngland's Jack Wilshere warms up before the match

Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere has made it clear how focused he is on the coming campaign by posting a picture of himself preparing for the new season.

Though Wilshere is likely to be on holiday rather than back at Arsenal training, after taking part in the European Championships, he has demonstrated that he is already prepping for the coming season with the Gunners by being pictured exercising and with weights close at hand.

Wilshere had a disappointing tournament for England, but he wasn't the only one in the squad. Though he saw very little first team football for Arsenal last season after another campaign disrupted by injury, Roy Hodgson proved how highly he rated the Gunners star by selecting his as part of the Three Lions squad for the ill-fated tournament.

The 24-year-old featured in all three friendlies before England headed to France, and played in three out of four of his country's matches at the tournament.

However, even the most die-hard of Wilshere fans will admit that the talented midfielder looked a long way off his usual level, and considering his lack of match fitness, it's not surprising or any fault of the player himself.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere looks dejectedArsenal's Jack Wilshere looks dejected

It has not been the first time he has had this problem either, missing the entire 2011-12 season with his first serious ankle issue, which actually caused him to miss both that year's European Championships and the London Olympics.

Wilshere will know that this is an important season for him, he is not a young player anymore but he still has time on his side. Aaron Ramsey's superb form for Wales could encourage Arsene Wenger to give the former Cardiff star more chances in his favoured central position next season, but with the signing of Granit Xhaka, things will only be harder for the likes of the England man to find a role in the Arsenal side next season. What Wilshere needs is a solid season or two under his belt with minimal injury problems and a chance to cement a position in Arsene Wenger's starting eleven.

England's Jack Wilshere in action with Australia's Robbie KruseEngland's Jack Wilshere in action with Australia's Robbie Kruse

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