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Wilshere - I'm happy to be in an Arsenal shirt

Wilshere was omitted from Gareth Southgate's England squad. Credit: PA

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere said he is enjoying his football after Thursday's goalless draw with Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.

The 0-0 draw in north London means Arsene Wenger's team have made sure of qualification from Group H with two games to spare.

Wilshere played the full 90 minutes and the England international told ITV Sport afterwards: "I feel good.

"I've played a few games now and I'm training hard, I'm trying to get in a team with world-class players which is difficult but i'll keep trying."

Asked about his future at the club and his recent omission from the England squad Wilshere replied: "I have to take it training session by training session, game by game. Every time I get an opportunity I need to show the manager what I can do.

"I'm doing all I can to stay fit - there could be a tackle on my ankle any time. I'm not thinking about that though, I'm thinking positive and I'm happy to be back in an Arsenal shirt."

"The squad was announced and I'm not in it, I've got to deal with that. I've got to get on the training ground and work hard in the gym. When I get the chance on the pitch I can show the Arsenal manager and the England manager what I can do."


Wilshere sent off for Arsenal U23s after brawl

Jack Wilshere was involved in a brawl. Credit: PA

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was shown a red card after being involved in a mass brawl during the under-23s match against Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

Wilshere has yet to play for the Gunners in the new Premier League season, having spent the last campaign on loan at Bournemouth.

The 25-year-old - now fit again following his recovery from the fracture to his lower left leg suffered during Bournemouth's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham in April - was drafted into Steve Gatting's side on Tuesday night, along with fellow first-team squad players Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Wilshere had helped set up one of the goals as Arsenal were leading 4-1 during the second half before he was on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from City midfielder Matthew Smith.

After getting to his feet, Wilshere squared up to Smith before pushing him in the chest.

The fracas then saw City defender Tyreke Wilson run to the centre circle to confront Wilshere, the two players grappling each other around the neck before further team-mates from each side became involved in shoving as tempers boiled over.

Once calm was eventually restored, the referee brandished the red card to both Wilson and Wilshere. Arsenal went on to win the match 4-3.


Jack Wilshere unsure of Arsenal future

Jack Wilshere on the pitch for Bournemouth this season. Credit: PA

Midfielder Jack Wilshere is unsure whether his Arsenal career is over.

The 24-year-old, who joined the Gunners aged nine, is currently on a season-long loan with Bournemouth as he tries to re-establish himself following a lengthy list of injuries.

Wilshere has pulled on the Arsenal shirt just five times since May 2015 and felt he was falling down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.

He is under contract in north London until 2018 but is not certain whether he has a future there.

"I haven't really thought about my future beyond getting a season under my belt and just trying to improve as a player," Wilshere told the Daily Mail.

"I genuinely don't know if I am going to end up at Arsenal or somewhere else.

"If you'd asked me two months ago if I was going to finish my career at Arsenal then I would have said, 'Yeah, of course'.

"Two months ago I wouldn't have seen myself being here, but here I am. And I'm enjoying it."

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