He has not featured for club or country so far this season, so the Arsenal and England midfielder is understandably keen to make up for lost time when he has fully recovered from his latest injury lay-off, caused by an unlucky tackle in training on the eve of Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Chelsea.
According to the latest prognosis, and you can see the full injury list on this page of the Just Arsenal website, Jack is due back in just a couple of weeks, although it is not clear whether that is back in training or back in the squad. Despite his desire to get back out playing football, Wilshere has assured the Arsenal fans that he will not rush himself back and risk another injury.
But when he is fully fit the 23-year old reckons that he has all the inspiration he needs to make up for lost time and it is not just the frustration of all his time on the sidelines either, but the way he has changed as a person since becoming a father.
As revealed in an Evening Standard report, Wilshere feels that having his two children has made him a different man and has made him even more determined to be a success in order to make them proud.
He said, “It’s strange because I was out for a year when I had Archie and then when I finally came back he was running around and playing football himself. It does make you grow up and want to go out on the pitch to do them proud.
“It makes you grow up a lot. I can’t remember much of my life before I had kids but what I do remember is playing football, going home, playing on the Playstation and doing anything I wanted.
“It makes you grow up as a person and put other people first. There’s nothing more important than your kids.”
Let’s just hope that he gets a chance to do that for Arsenal this season and that his awful luck with injuries is finally over.