Jack Wilshere sends honest message to Arsenal fans about his future
Jack Wilshere insists that he wants to stay at Arsenal and fight for his place in the first team at The Emirates
Jack Wilshere has insisted that he is determined to stay and fight for his future at Arsenal.
The England midfielder earned plenty of praise for his performance for Arsenal during their 4-2 Europa League victory over BATE Borisov on Thursday night.
Wilshere’s progress has been severely hampered by injury in recent seasons and he was shipped out on loan to Bournemouth last term.
The 25-year-old is now back at his boyhood club as he bids to work his way back into the first team at The Emirates.
There have been suggestions that Wilshere could try and leave Arsenal in search of regular first-team football.
But the midfielder has reaffirmed his commitment to the north London club and says he wants to fight for a first team spot this season.
Wilshere is quoted as saying by Metro: “Do I see myself staying? Of course I do.
“I have always been at Arsenal, I love this club. They have been good to me over the years, I have a great relationship with the boss.
“You are always playing for your future but at the moment I am happy to be back, to feel part of the squad. It has been a while. ‘Last year I was at Bournemouth, year before I was injured.
“It has been a while since I felt a proper Arsenal player but I am back, in training, back in the squad, playing these types of games. I am doing everything I can to stay fit, training well, we will see.
“I am not looking too far ahead. We have another game Sunday, more League Cup and Europa League so I am happy.”
Wilshere will be hoping to be involved when Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a crunch clash against Brighton at The Emirates.
Arsenal head into the game in seventh place in the Premier League table and six points behind early pace-setters Manchester City.
The Gunners have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.