Wilshere impressed heavily during last season with many suggesting he is the future Arsenal captain however his ankle injury – sustained against New York Red Bulls during the pre season tournament, the Emirates Cup has left him out of action for up to six weeks.
Asked whether the club were looking to get him back into the fold as early as possible the Arsenal youngster replied:
“They’re not pushing me at all, I spoke to the manager and he told me to take my time and come back when I’m ready because there’s no point me coming back and having another six weeks away, so I’m just taking my time and getting ready.”
“It’s massively frustrating. Last year I had a successful season, so it’s even more frustrating because this year I thought I could push on.”
“I’ve had a bit of a setback but I’m still feeling good about the season, and hopefully I’ll be back as soon as possible.”
Do you believe Wilshere could be back when Arsenal face Blackburn Rovers on the 17th September at Ewood Park? Would you bet that he will be?