The Gunners’ midfield talisman hopes to return to action in tonight’s friendly against the Vietnamese national team in Hanoi.Just eight weeks after clean-up surgery on a long-standing ankle problem, Wilshere, 21, is edging his way back to full fitness.
According to Daily Mail ,he said :
It’s such an important year for us. I feel we can win trophies this season because everything has changed. Ferguson has gone, Chelsea and Manchester City have changed their managers. We have to set our targets high.
We need to win the big games. Last year, I think we only won once against the other big teams. We need to improve on that. It’s so important to win something. We really need to be up there challenging.
Last year, we showed we can be a good team during the run-in. We need to do that through the whole season. I feel as if we can win one trophy then it will open up for us and we can win a lot more.
We had an unbelievable finish to the season. We had our destiny put in front of us. We knew we had to win those games and it was a big challenge for us.
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Meanwhile, Wilshere has moved to allay fears that the fitness concerns that disrupted the final months of last season will return to haunt him in the coming months, as he has insisted his tag as an injury prone player is not justified.
Having worked himself back into full fitness last season, Wilshere admits the injury set-back towards the end of the campaign was a bitter pill to swallow.
He added :
There’s no long-term injury issues at all for me,” he added. “They took the screws out (of the ankle) which was causing me a problem and hopefully there will be no problems in it for me.
It’s such a big year for me and it’s a long season as well. In a long season, you will probably have to manage it, be a bit careful, especially with the World Cup at the end of it.
I feel physically good. I’m a bit behind at the moment as I wasn’t able to do much for about six weeks, but then I had a programme to follow and I feel good. I haven’t had a pre-season for two years and it’s like you’re always playing catch up.
The first game (of the season) against Aston Villa will be a massive target for me. I want to have a good pre-season, be ready for the start of the season and then play as much as possible.
It was great for Arsenal fans to see Jack Wilshere back playing in the first team again this season. Jack has put in some great performances for the Gunners, but he knows he has not been at his brilliant best.The problem this season was that, when Wilshere was coming back, Arsenal were already struggling and under pressure from media and the fans.
Wenger needed Jack and has admitted that he over used him rather than bring him back gently. That won’t be the case next season. Wilshere has recovered from his minor operation, and will start his pre-season against Vietnam. It is easy to forget just how special a player super Jack can be, but I think he will remind us very soon.
What do you say Gooners?