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Is Jack Wilshere about to become a regular starter for Arsenal again?

The injury-plagued midfielder could be making his long-awaited return to the Gunners first-team

We really want to see Jack Wilshere playing regularly for Arsenal again. 

With England crying out for a central-midfielder with his technique and skill, it would be great to see him pick up some much-needed game time and force his way back into the Three Lions fold.

England have been lacking the sort of invention Wilshere can bring

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England have been lacking the sort of invention Wilshere can bring

As we all know, the Arsenal man has a had a nightmare time with injuries over the last few years.


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But it looks like he’s beginning to force his way back into the Arsenal first-team after dramatically improving his fitness.

The midfielder started in recent cup games against Doncaster and BATE Borisov for the Gunners – and was particularity impressive in the clash in Belarus.

Wilsh was Man of the Match against BATE

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Wilsh was Man of the Match against BATE

And in a recent interview with Arsenal Player, Wilshere has revealed his fitness-levels are the best they’ve been in a long time.

He said: “If I’m honest, my fitness levels are probably the best they’ve ever been.

“I always hear the boss say it is my first five-metre burst, when I receive the ball and to get away from defenders and I feel that’s getting better and better each day.

“I look at my numbers after the game and I’ve been out for four months and I’m not the one who hasn’t run the most.”

The midfielder is working his way back into the Arsenal first-team

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The midfielder is working his way back into the Arsenal first-team

The 25-year-old also revealed that he’s learned to adapt his game as he gets older, with a succession of injuries stunting his progression.

“When I first broke into the first team, even looking back when I was 16, you take things for granted.

“I was training every day and when you’re a 16-year-old, you can do that.

“As you get older your body changes, you pick up injuries, you have to be more careful with certain situations and it makes you stronger as well.

“I’ve always loved playing football and that’s what I wanted to do.”

Reckon he’ll make it on the plane to Russia next summer?

We wouldn’t bet against it.