Jack Wilshere calls on Arsenal to recreate end-of-season character
Midfielder Jack Wilshere calls on Arsenal to carry the form from their impressive end-of-season run into next term
Jack Wilshere has challenged Arsenal to carry the form from their impressive end-of-season run into next term as they look to mount a Premier League title challenge.
The north London club strung together an unbeaten run of 10 league games as they clawed their way back up the table and pipped local rivals Tottenham Hotspur to a fourth-place finish.
And the 21-year-old, who made 25 league appearances for the Gunners last term, is keen to help Arsene Wenger’s men stretch their good form into the new campaign.
“I think we’re unbeaten in 12 competitive games and we’ll just want to keep that going into the new season,” Wilshere said in the Emirates Cup weekend souvenir programme.
“The end of last season was amazing – we had a great spirit and we just kept going, and we deserved the reward that we got.
“We never knew when we were beaten and we managed to get goals from all over the pitch. Hopefully we can take that into next season and have that same character and resilience, being determined that we’re not going to be beaten.
“If we can continue that, who knows what can happen?”
Speaking on Friday, Wenger said that Wilshere is now “completely available” for selection after undergoing a minor ankle operation at the end of last season to remove a metal support pin from his foot.
“We have a few individual cases like [Santi] Cazorla, who’s coming later and Jack Wilshere who’s not quite 100 per cent yet,” said Wenger.
“[But] I consider Wilshere now to be completely available and part of the team.”