Jack Wilshere has declared his love for Arsenal having made his return to first team action in recent weeks.
The midfielder has made the starting line-up twice in September, against Doncaster Rovers and BATE Borisov, and has expressed his satisfaction at returning to the Gunners fold.
“I definitely feel I am back,” said Wilshere. “I felt good coming back to Arsenal and into training and (Arsene Wenger) has been good.
“Everyone says ‘you are never fit’ but last season I was fit for the whole season. It was only in April that I got injured, but my rehab went well.
“It has been a while since I felt like a proper Arsenal player but I am back, playing these types of games.”
Wilshere is into the final year of his current deal, and admits that he is ‘playing for his future’, whilst revealing his first choice would definitely be to stay at the club beyond the season.
“You are always playing for your future but I am happy to be back, to feel part of the squad,” added Wilshere. “I am fit and healthy and getting back to my best and when the time comes to sit down and talk or not we will see.
“Do I see myself staying? Of course I do. I love this club. They have been good to me over the years, I have a great relationship with the boss.
“He (Wenger) has played me since I was 17. He has put his trust in me since then. We have a great understanding and of course I want to stay.”
Would a fit Wilshere be in contention to break into the Arsenal first XI? Does Jack look like he is deserving of a new deal?