Jack Wilshere confident he will impress the England manager

The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been called up by Gareth Southgate for the big friendly games against Holland and Italy next week, and he has no worries that he can convince the England manager that he is fit enough and talented enough to become an integral part of Southgate’s World Cup squad.

Wilshere said: “Every week, you have a point to prove — that’s the industry we’re in — and we’re at a level where we are judged week in, week out.

“I understand I haven’t played for England for a while, so people are going to be watching me, but I’m confident in my own ability and looking forward to it.

“It has been about proving my fitness to everyone. I don’t think people have ever questioned my ability — well, some have — but it’s about proving my fitness and I’m confident in myself and my body.

“Last year, I was really happy with the way things went. It was just that little impact injury and I was out, but I trust in my body and I’m looking forward to the future.

“The [England] manager made it clear what he wanted me to do and I’ve done that. So, I’m fit and healthy and feeling good, feeling stronger as games go on. I’m thankful to him and I have to repay him now.”

These two games are vital for Southgate to see what team would be best to take to Russia this summer, so if Jack can show his drive and passion to play for his country I am sure he will be included in the squad. Let’s just all hope that he doesn’t go overboard and get himself injured again….



  1. Phil says:

    I would have thought his first priority would be to impress his club manager.Otherwise they will BOTH be looking for a new club next season

  2. pires says:

    Frankly,and i hate to say it but jack hasn’t proved anything yet it’s just some good games her and there

  3. pires says:

    OT i have just seen the pathetic rant of Mourinho…..moronic and stupid.Wenger is head and shoulders above him in terms of class

    1. Guneal says:

      You make a joke right?

  4. Guneal says:

    A midfielder with no assist and goal for his national and club sides.

    No wonder england under performs in major tournaments.

    1. pires says:

      Spot on mate,Wenger has been more than patient with him…

      1. John0711 says:

        Wenger doesn’t have a clue about patience and how long to give a player e.g Diaby

        1. John Ibrahim says:

          well ….Diaby is a disaster but when hes fit hes a very good player…even Viera admits Diaby is better than him…..

          injuries are unpredictable hence it was a gamble….a failed gamble though…

          1. Ken 1945 says:

            While we are talking about patience, have you found that reply from 14.3 yet?

          2. Ken 1945 says:

            John Ibrahim,
            Diaby wasn’t a disaster, the tackle that realistically ended his career was.
            Vieria knows more about talented footballers than most others, so I would listen to him.
            Cazorla is another player THE CLUB has supported during terrible times, I for one congratulate them.
            That is part of the Arsenal tradition and long may it continue.

          3. John Ibrahim says:

            Ken 1954

            I was referring to his injury…

            I do believe Diaby was a good player but the injuries wreck his whole career……

            you may add Rosicky to the list of Carzola and Diaby

          4. Ken 1945 says:

            John Ibrahim,
            Yet another one that, by supporting the player, shows the principles of Arsenal Fooall Club is Eduardo.
            Amazing how many top drawer players hve been subjected to career threatining injuries at our club.

  5. kelvondo says:

    Not forgetting Ramsey-the horrific tackle by shawcross that almost ended his career

  6. kelvondo says:

    and Wenger continued faith in Ramsey post-injury was almost annoying but it has paid off

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