Jack Wilshere delivers latest injury update after Arsenal comeback

Jack Wilshere declares himself as fit and ready to feature for Arsenal in the closing stages of the season

Jack Wilshere has declared himself fit and ready to return to action for Arsenal in the closing stages of the Premier League season.

The England international – who has only made nine league appearances this term – played the full 90 minutes on Tuesday night as Arsenal’s Under-21 side beat Stoke City 4-1 at Emirates Stadium.

I feel like I’m ready to play some part

Jack Wilshere

Wilshere, 23, has not featured for Arsene Wenger’s first-team since damaging ankle ligaments during the loss to Manchester United back at the end of November.

However, after making his recovery from another minor ankle operation earlier this year, Wilshere insists that he is now ready to feature for the Gunners’ first team.

“You can train as much as you like but you can’t get that match fitness unless you play,” Wilshere told Arsenal’s website after Tuesday night’s game in north London.

“In the Premier League you know how quick it is so you have to get back to that speed.

“I feel like I’m ready to play some part. When you’re injured you look at your comeback date and the games around that time.

“The one that stands out is the FA Cup semi-final but even before that we’ve got big games and we’ve got to got to Man United as well so there’s a chance to play this season.”

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Arsenal return to Premier League action when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners moved up to second place in the Premier League table thanks to their thumping 4-1 win over Liverpool at Emirates Stadium last weekend.

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