Arsenal star Jack Wilshere: Why my kids have helped with injury nightmare

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere explains why his kids have helped amid injury woes

Jack Wilshere has revealed that his two children have played a massive role in helping the Arsenal midfielder cope with his latest injury setback.

The England international is yet to feature this season after he suffered a minor fracture of his left leg back in August and needed surgery to remedy the problem.

Arsene Wenger recently revealed that he is hoping Wilshere will be able to make a return to first-team action with Arsenal early in the New Year.

Wilshere was also sidelined for five months last season following an ankle injury against Manchester United in November 2014.

And the 23-year-old admitted that seeing his kids – Archie and Delilah – after a long day of rehab has been a massive help in his recovery from his injury setbacks.

“You’re working longer days [in the gym],” Wilshere told Arsenal’s podcast.

“I’m in from 9am until 4pm. When you get home and you get in the door and see them and they’re running up to me and saying, ‘Daddy, we missed you’. It is nice. It makes it worth it.

“I can’t remember my life without them. It must help me.”

Wilshere added that his eldest son Archie learnt to walk in the time that it took the Arsenal midfielder to recover from a stress fracture during pre-season in 2011.

Wilshere continued: “As a player, it was strange. I was out for a year when I had Archie. When I finally came back, he was running around and playing football himself. It does make you grow up.”

Arsenal face Dynamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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