Wilshere relishing quick return to action


WILSHERE-CITYLONDON, April 8- Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is looking forward to making a return to first-team action after featuring for the club’s U21 side in midweek.

The 23-year-old played the full 90 minutes for the Gunners as they cruised to a 4-1 victory over Stoke, and showed no ill effects in his recovery from ankle surgery.

And with the season nearing its business end, Wilshere can’t wait to play his part as the Gunners continue to fight in the Premier League and FA Cup.

“You can train as much as you like but you can’t get that match fitness unless you play,” Wilshere told his club’s official website.

“In the Premier League you know how quick it is so you have to get back to that speed.

“I feel like I’m ready to play some part. When you’re injured you look at your comeback date and the games around that time.

“The one that stands out is the FA Cup semi-final but even before that we’ve got big games and we’ve got to go to Man United as well so there’s a chance to play this season.”

Wilshere has spent much of the campaign on the sidelines after injuring his ankle in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on November 22. He has made just nine appearances in the Premier League, scoring one goal in the process.