Jack Wilshere has confirmed that his recovery from injury is fine as he closes in on making his debut for the north London club this season after his another injury-hit season.
The 24-year-old midfielder is back training to boost the Gunners’ title bid after being sidelines for six months with a hairline fracture in his left fibula.
To give assurance of his successful gradual recovery, Wilshere has admitted that his recovery is “going well”, although he has been find it “difficult to stay positive.”
“My recovery is going well,” the midfielder told Arsenal Player. “I’m back on the pitch and I’m just trying to build my fitness up because everyone knows how tough it is to play in the Premier League.”
“I’m working on it and I’m slowly getting there. Sometimes it’s been difficult to stay positive, especially after the injuries that I’ve had which have been frustrating, but as the injury goes, you get closer to full fitness and you see the light at the end of the tunnel, then you start to think about coming back and getting involved in the team.”
Arsenal have not had a good Premier League campaign after the Christmas period and are currently sitting fourth on the table, 5 points behind leaders Leicester City.
He added: “We’ve had a strong season and we’re in a position this year where we can really go for it.”
“In the past we’ve struggled around Christmas and before we’ve given ourselves no chance really, but this year we’re [close to the top] with important players coming back. Hopefully they can help us.
“We’ve added a world-class goalkeeper and he’s been massive for us with his experience. Apart from that, the team’s the same and I think a big part of [us challenging] is because we’ve been together for a few years and the younger British players have started to mature a bit and that’s really helped.”