Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere wants to work hard and get back to full fitness. The midfielder, who returned to the side after 14 months injury lay off, was introduced in the starting line-up against Mark Hughes’ QPR side and did well enough.
However, keeping his feet on the ground Wilshere admits that he was shocked when manager Arsene Wenger told him in the morning that he was going to play from the start.
The 20-year-old is aware of the expectations surrounding him and hopes to deal with it properly as he feels one can become a world beater after returning from injury.
Speaking to Arsenal player, Wilshere said “Yeah, definitely,”
“After 60 minutes, I could feel my legs going. I’m still a long way from full fitness. I think everyone has to understand that. They do here at Arsenal. It’s a long journey and it’s going to take time.
“When you come back, there’s an expectation but I can deal with it. That’s part and parcel of football and there’s older players here who can keep my feet on the ground and help me.
“I didn’t expect to be starting. When the boss told me this morning, I was just shocked. But from the moment I went out there it just felt like home. It was great.
“He just said to me, ‘I’m going to play you from the start, I think you’re ready and see how you feel after 60 minutes’. Well after 60 minutes I was just dead!
“The hard work is not over yet. But we’re sort of through it a bit.”
Certainly, expectations are very high on the youngster. If he can reproduce his old form in few months’ time from now, Arsenal have a genuine hope of achieving something this season.
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