Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 11°C

Five-day forecast

Jack Wilshere insists he is not yet back at full strength

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere in action against QPR. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport Arsenal's Jack Wilshere in action against QPR. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Friday, November 16, 2012
8:30 AM

Jack Wilshere admits he will need time to recapture his best form after making his England comeback in Wednesday’s friendly international with Sweden in the Friends Arena.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The Arsenal midfielder put 17 months of injury frustration behind him after suffering a stress fracture of his ankle by returning for the Gunners in October against QPR and then playing the final half hour of England’s 4-2 defeat.

Wilshere knows he is still short of sharpness after only a trio of games for the Gunners, but is delighted to be back playing for club and country.

He said: “I don’t how long it will be before I can say ‘I’m back.’ I’m not really sure.

“This is my first long-term injury. We will see. I’m sure you lot (the media) will notice when I’m back to my best!

“I’m getting there. I don’t feel 100 per cent yet and everyone can see that. I feel better and better as every game goes on.

“I need to get some games under my belt and properly get back into the swing of things.

“But it’s great to be back. Seventeen months on the sidelines is tough for anyone.

Wilshere was happy to put trust in England head coach Roy Hodgson and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in determining how long he should play for England.

He said: “They know what they are doing. I’m sure they spoke before we met up and they reached an agreement. The agreement was the last 30 minutes and Roy gave me the last 30 minutes so I’m grateful for that.”

Latest London sports news

Share this article

submit to reddit submit to Fark

0 comments

Premier League table

<a href='http://www.football-scores-live.com/'>live football scores</a>
live football scores

LDN24 Promotions

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

WIN beer with Beer BingoTM

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Read full story »

The Week subscription offer

The Week magazine special offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Read full story »

Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung

DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES

London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

Read full story »