Ready for future challenges in spite of bad luck at Arsenal Jack Wilshere
After being sidelined for 14 months due to a wide array of injuries, Jack Wilshere returned to Arsenal’s first team last week. In spite of his long absence from Arsenal’s first team, the young England international remains one of the most marketable players in the football market.
Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal is a great club for young players wishing to break into the football world. The 20-year-old midfielder, who has won the interest of top notch clubs from around the world, also urged his teammate Theo Walcott to extend his stay at Arsenal.
Theo Walcott could leave behind his London life by moving into Manchester City, Chelsea or Liverpool. All three Premier League clubs are looking to add reinforcements to their attack this winter.
Jack Wilshere, who brought clubs like Barcelona to their knees, is considered to be one of the biggest midfield talents in the world even though he has been out of action for more than 14 months.
“It's difficult for any player to be out for so long and especially for someone young like me,” Jack Wilshere said. “I was 19 and just breaking into the footballing world and coming into the team. I'd had a good season and was looking to push on next season.
“Obviously, when you are out for a long time, you question yourself and say: 'Am I going to come back to the level that I was at before?”
“Hopefully, now I can get back to training well. Every day I need to work hard and get back up to the level I was at. Now I'm back. I am still doing my maintenance work in the gym and am keeping fit.”
Jack Wilshere picked up a red card in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of 19 time Premier League champions Manchester United at Old Trafford last Saturday. The suspended midfielder returns to the sideline as Arsenal prepares to battle against Fulham in the Premier League this weekend.
In spite of his bad luck, Jack Wilshere tried to find a silver lining in his absence from football. Jack Wilshere expects to return to Premier League action against Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.
“I'm gutted to miss Fulham after being out for so long,” Jack Wilshere said. “It's disappointing to miss any game but if I think about it another way, maybe it will be good for me to have a little break and come back for the Tottenham game the following weekend.”