Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere raring to return

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Jack Wilshere says he is ready to play a part in Arsenal’s busy end to the season after completing 90 minutes for the club’s Under-21s on Tuesday.

The England midfielder hasn’t featured for the first team since injuring his ankle against Manchester United in November but looked sharp as the Gunners beat their counterparts from Stoke 4-1.

He has now set his sights on winning his place back in the side, as Arsene Wenger’s men look to seal a place in the top four, a feat they are 1.03 to achieve.

Arsenal also remain in the hunt to defend their FA Cup crown and are the current 1.80 favourites to win the tournament ahead of Liverpool, who are 3.00.

Wilshere admits he has found his most recent spell on the sidelines extremely frustrating, especially with him having to undergo further minor surgery on his ankle in February.

However, the England international feels he is now ready to return to the fold and play a part in his side’s busy end to the season.

“You can train as much as you like but you can’t get that match fitness unless you play,” he told the club’s official website. “I feel like I’m ready to play some part. When you’re injured you look at your comeback date and the games around that time.

“The one that stands out is the FA Cup semi-final but even before that we’ve got big games and we’ve got to got to Man United as well so there’s a chance to play this season.”

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