The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is getting close to reaching his full fitness according to the manager Arsene Wenger, who had the delight of seeing the England international be at his best in the 2-0 win over West Brom during the weekend. The 20-year-old has suffered a number of injuries over the past few seasons, which have meant that he has missed the last 17 months on the injury table itself. Wilshere has said that he has been playing better in each match he has been part of in recent weeks, but has singled out the performance against West Brom as his most satisfying yet.

He may not have scored the two goals against West Brom, but Wilshere was involved in a number of good things for Arsenal. It was also one of their first victories after a long time, which helped them move closer to the top four. Following the departure of players like Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, the team has relied heavily upon Jack Wilshere. His absence coupled with the injury to Abou Diaby has said that he is extremely light in midfield. Wilshere is now hoping that his return to full fitness will spark Arsenal to life and they will be able to bring an end to the trophy drought this season.

“I have got better every game. [I’m] maybe 90 per cent. I’m not sure. Every game that goes by I feel better and better fitness-wise. When I get up to 100 per cent I will really show what I can do. It’s a new experience for, my first injury. I didn’t know what to expect. I think the first few games my adrenalin got me through which is why I was so up for it. Then you start to realise it is not as simple as that and things start catching up with you,” said Wilshere.

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