Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has expressed his desire to return from injury in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash against Barcelona.
The 24-year-old England midfielder hasn’t made a single appearance for the Gunners this season having suffered a broken leg in the eve of the Community Shield which the North London side eventually won after beating Manchester City.
‘I’m running. It gets harder and harder to get back into the Premier League,’ Wilshere said. [Back for the Barcelona game?] ‘Maybe… three weeks. I hope so. Maybe.
‘The problems been quite clear,’ he added. ‘I broke my leg in training the day before the charity shield, I didn’t think I’d need surgery but I did,’ he added.
‘I think with me, all of my injuries have been impact injuries. My first was an ankle injury which took a while to heal so I think it’s just the way I play.’
Wilshere revealed that the chance of getting into England’s squad for Euro 2016 in the summer is his biggest inspiration:
‘That’s what keeps you going,’ Wilshere told BT Sport. ‘When you’re in the gym, it’s hard work. Seeing the other boys going training and enjoying it – it’s tough.
‘Knowing that I set myself a target of going to the Euros and getting back to help the lads win the Premier League – that’s what keeps you going.’