Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere is progressing well since his return from injury despite the enormous expectations people place on him (via Arsenal.com).
He was supposed to be Arsenal’s saviour and future captain for many years to come but very little has gone to plan for Jack Wilshere thus far.
Injuries have cost the midfielder years of his career and after spending last season on-loan at AFC Bournemouth, he’s finally back and fit for Arsenal.
“There was always a huge pressure on him to come back. People expect a lot,” Wenger said of the Englishman.
“He’s getting stronger every day and that’s what I want from him. He was injured at the end of last season so he came back later than everybody else.”
Wilshere is expected to feature for Arsenal against FC Köln on Thursday night in the Europa League. It will be his first senior match at the Emirates for a year.
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There’s still a lot of time left for Jack Wilshere to get his career on track. The midfielder is still an incredibly gifted player and could perhaps learn from the likes of Robin Van Persie who put serious injuries behind him to carve out a successful career. Thursday is a good time to start.