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Arsenal midfielder Wilshere trying to stay positive

Jack Wilshere has missed most of the season. Credit: PA

Jack Wilshere is back in training at Arsenal but admits he's found it tough to stay positive at times.

The midfielder is trying to return to fitness following his latest injury suffered in August.

(My recovery is) going well. I'm back on the pitch and I'm just trying to build my fitness up because everyone knows how tough it is to play in the Premier League.

I'm working on it and I'm slowly getting there. Sometimes it's been difficult to stay positive, especially after the injuries that I've had, which have been frustrating.

But as the injury goes, you get closer to full fitness and you see the light at the end of the tunnel, then you start to think about coming back and getting involved in the team.

– Jack Wilshere speaking to


Arsenal midfielder Wilshere set for weeks out

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will require surgery on a hairline fracture in his left leg and is set for several weeks of rehabilitation, Press Association Sport understands.

Manager Arsene Wenger last week confirmed the England international had suffered a "little setback" in his scheduled recovery from the injury sustained in pre-season.

Jack Wilshere will be missing a few games, it would seem. Credit: PA

It is understood following further medical examinations, the decision has now been taken that an operation is needed to properly correct the problem and is likely to take place in the next few days.

The news will come as a blow to both the player, who has battled through a string of fitness issues in recent seasons, and club, with forward Danny Welbeck also set for an extended spell on the sidelines until at least Christmas following knee surgery.


Arsenal midfielder can be key for England - Hodgson

Jack Wilshere, right, was instrumental in the win. Credit: PA

England manager Roy Hodgson is hoping Jack Wilshere can put his fitness issues behind him in order to be a key component in the national team.

The Arsenal midfielder showed his talents once again by scoring two in the victory over Slovenia on Sunday, which was a stunning way to end another season marred by injury.

I'm very happy with Jack and the goals he's scored.

In particular, I am happy with his performance. In the second half he was controlling that midfield, it was a performance we've seen from him for a while now.

If we can keep him fit and he can get plenty of Premier League matches and international matches, at his young age we think we've got a good player going forward.

– Roy Hodgson

Arsenal midfielder charged over FA Cup celebrations

Jack Wilshere spoke during a bus parade. Credit: PA

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been charged with misconduct following his foul-mouth tirade during his side's FA Cup celebrations.

Wilshere swore about rivals Spurs during a sing-a-long with fans in the middle of the club's open-top bus parade on Sunday.

The FA said in a statement: "It is alleged his conduct in making and/or inciting certain comments during the club’s open bus trophy tour was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute."

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