Jack Wilshere made his first start for Arsenal in the premier league after a long time last week and thereafter believes that he can make it to the Three Lions World Cup squad.
The Arsenal midfielder, who was considered one of the best English youngsters a few seasons ago has struggled badly with series of injuries over the past four seasons as he spent last season on loan at Bournemouth to have more game time and also recuperate well before returning to Arsenal.
The 25-year-old hasn’t featured for England since their surprising 2:1 loss to Iceland at Euro 2016, but as he gets better and better for the Gunners, he believes he only has to keep World Cup hopes alive.
While speaking with Sky Sports News, he said “I think I have proved to myself that I can play in the premier league, I have trust in my body again and I am confident going into games that I can affect them.
“That is all I can do, I can have a positive effect on this team and then we will see if the England Manager picks me”
From the new year day which also doubles as his birthday, Wilshere can talk to foreign clubs as his contract with Arsenal will be due by the end of the season and although Wenger has confirmed that contract talks with the midfielder will start this month, he believes Arsenal is his home.
“This is where I want to be, this is where I see myself in the future, whether I will be or things sort themselves out then we will see in the next couple of weeks I suppose but Arsenal is definitely my home”.
“I am enjoying my football and am playing in the Premier League now and I want to help Arsenal get to where it ought to be.
“I think the biggest thing for any footballer, even more so for me because of the injuries and the games I’ve missed in the past, is that you are playing.
“Aside from that, there are a few small things to sort out but as long as I am playing I am happy, I have missed too much football and I just want to be playing, really.
“I have a solid mentality at the moment, I want to continue that and improving on my form, affecting the team, having a positive impact on the team and helping the team try and get into the top four and challenge for trophies,” Wilshere concluded.