Photo: Jack Wilshere thrilled to back at Arsenal for pre-season

Jack Wilshere is clearly looking forward to pre-season training with Arsenal...

Jack Wilshere could not hide his delight after returning to Arsenal for pre-season training on Monday.

Much of the Gunners squad were back at the north London club’s Colney training base on Monday as they begin their preparations for the forthcoming 2015-16 Premier League season.

Wilshere had been enjoying his summer holidays with his new girlfriend last week as he made the most of some downtime.

But the midfielder was clearly thrilled to be back in London ahead of the new campaign as Arsene Wenger’s men get ready for the Premier League kick-off.

Wilshere posted the picture above on his Instagram account and wrote: “Back home today ❤️”

The 23-year-old was limited to just nine Premier League starts for Arsene Wenger’s men last season after suffering a serious ankle injury back in November and requiring surgery.

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He scored two goals and made one assist in 14 Premier League games for the Gunners this season.

Wilshere is thought to be a summer transfer target for Manchester City, however Arsenal are reported to be ready to offer the midfielder a new contract to keep him at Emirates Stadium.

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