The next three months will be vital for Jack Wilshere’s career progression, Arsene Wenger has said.
The English midfielder has been unlucky on the injury front, having gotten injured again on loan at Bournemouth last season. Since getting back to full fitness, he has featured for Arsenal 3 times in all competitions, and his manager believes he need runs of games to return to his best.
“Jack Wilshere struggled historically with repeated injuries and no one could question his talent, nobody would question his exceptional ability to beat people with the ball,” Wenger told BeIN.
“But in this job you need to have health. The requests and demands of the competition, physically, are so high and you can only be at your best if you can play at least 10 games on the trot. That’s what’s at stake for Jack Wilshere.
“He needs to keep his health and be capable of competing. If he can play from now until December at the top level, he will be back. If he has other set-backs then it will be more difficult.
“It’s a vital season because he’s nearing the end of his contract, it’s a World Cup year and he has been an Arsenal player since he was a kid, so all that’s at stake for him and for us as well because you’d love a player like him of that quality to come back.
“In fact he had a very good game in BATE Borisov, especially a brilliant first half where he was back to his best, so he’s not far away now. Let’s hope in the next two or three weeks he can play regularly in the first team.”
Almost every Arsenal fan wants Wilshere to return back to his best. This is because we all have seen what he can do when he is.