Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere: I’m probably about 80% fit

Jack Wilshere feels he is around "80 per cent" fit as he continues his preparations for the new season with Arsenal

jack wilshere
Jack Wilshere made 25 league appearances last term Photo: Nike

Jack Wilshere feels he is around “80 per cent” fit as he continues his preparations for the new season with Arsenal.

The England international made a successful return from his long-term injury problems last season and was one of the Gunners’ standout performers as they clinched a fourth-place finish.

Wilshere, who made 25 Premier League appearances last term, underwent a minor ankle operation at the start of the summer to remove a metal support pin in his right foot.

And the 21-year-old, who played in three of Arsenal’s four games of their tour of Asia, says that he is now approaching the peak of his fitness as the Gunners continue their pre-season regime.

“I felt better and better every game,” Wilshere told Arsenal Player. “It’s difficult with the conditions. You struggle to catch your breath.

“The performances have got better every game and the opposition have got harder every game so it’s good preparation. We’ve got the Emirates Cup coming up now and then Man City [in Helsinki] and then the season starts so we’re going to be flying.

“I’m probably 80 per cent fit. We’ve got a couple more tests and then we’ll be ready.”

Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker reacts to Man United’s dramatic 1-0 win over West Ham
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand salutes Man United star Marcus Rashford after 1-0 win over West Ham
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley
Gossip
Erling Haaland
Man United out of race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland - report
Paul Merson
Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker reacts to Man United’s dramatic 1-0 win over West Ham
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand salutes Man United star Marcus Rashford after 1-0 win over West Ham
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley
Gossip
Erling Haaland
Man United out of race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland - report
Paul Merson
Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature