The young playmaker has had bad luck with injuries in his career so far missing the entire 2011/12 campaign with ankle and knee injuries and only made his comeback in October. He missed the end of the season with more ankle trouble and underwent surgery to fix the problem.
He came off the bench against Vietnam yesterday to make his comeback and has assured the Gunners faithful that he will be ready to help the team when they kick off versus Aston Villa in a month’s time.
The upcoming season promises to be a big year for the 21-year old with Arsenal trying to end their eight year wait for a trophy while helping England qualify for World Cup next summer, a squad he will be trying his hardest to be part of.
“It’s so hard for me to sit and watch because I’m someone who wants to play every game. It was particularly tough at the end of last season, especially when I picked up another injury and came back and wasn’t playing like I can do.”
Wilshere feels his injuries are now behind him and he is looking forward to the upcoming season.
“Now there are no long-term injury issues with me”
“They took the screws out of my ankle, which were causing me a problem and, hopefully, there will be no further issues.”
He also feels good about Arsenal’s chances next season too.
“Everyone at the training ground has been talking about big-name signings.”
“It would give us all such a massive lift. Not just the players but the staff and everybody connected to Arsenal.”
“We showed how good we can be during the run-in last season – we had our destiny put in front of us.”
“We had to win those games to finish in the top four and we stood up to the challenge.”
“Now the goal is to play with that kind of consistency all season. If we can, we can definitely win something.