Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted that it will be tough to get back into the team following his return from a lengthy ankle injury, The Evening Standard reports.
Wilshere made his first appearance in five months against Hull City a fortnight ago, but despite impressing on that night, he’s yet to be handed a start by Arsene Wenger.
The boss named the same starting XI for the sixth consecutive game against Manchester United for the first time in his managerial career with us, a testament to how much the boss believes in the team.
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Wilshere is aware of the task facing him, but feels he has the trust of the boss and is hoping to get more game-time in the near future.
“When you’re out for a long time, the game goes on and the club has to move forward,” Wilshere admitted.
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“They’ve been doing great, got the results they needed and are in a great position in the league.
“It’s tough to get back in but I know the manager trusts me so hopefully I’ll get some more game time this season.”
Despite the present looking rather bleak, it isn’t difficult to envisage how Wilshere can fit into our team. His close control and natural ability on the ball makes him a natural fit for our philosophy.
Wenger isn’t known for his willingness to rotate, and that may work against Wilshere this campaign; however, he may get his chance to stake a claim next term.