Jack Wilshere has handed Arsenal a big boost ahead of a crucial summer by confirming that he intends to remain at the Emirates next season.
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According to the Metro, the 23-year-old is ready to ignore interest from our Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
When asked if he wanted to stay with us, the midfielder responded: “Of course. I’ve been injured for a long time this season. I’ve worked hard. All I want to do at the minute is play football.”
The England international made a triumphant return to the first-team at the start of the month, having spent over five months on the sidelines, and proved injuries have not prevented his talent developing.
In his first game back against Hull, he showed absolutely no sign of rust as he breezed back into our side. His effortless-looking runs gave the Tigers’ defence all kinds of issues, and also highlighted his own lack of concerns for his previously troublesome ankles, as he evaded several reckless attempted challenges.
And if anyone remained in any doubt following his return about whether he could bounce back, his response was screamed in their face when he sumptuously smashed home the goal of the season (via BBC Sport) on the final day of the league season in the rout against West Brom, a strike so sweet that it managed to overshadow a hat-trick from Theo Walcott.