Jack Wilshere: “We wanted to win the league”

Jack Wilshere showed glimpses of just why he is still so highly rated at Arsenal, producing an excellent display in an advanced midfield position, especially in the second half as the Gunners worked hard to pick up a 2-2 draw against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

The England international came on midway through the first half to replace an injured Danny Welbeck, and though he struggled to come to terms with the pace of the game initially, he produced a much better display as the game wore on and created some excellent chances for his teammates with a powerful display.

The injury prone player, who has missed pretty much the entire season, shared after the game, “I feel good. That was just what I needed, a game of that intensity with the pressure. Both teams wanted to win but at the end of the day we’ll take the draw. City looked dangerous and we couldn’t get out of our half at times, but we got back into it and at the end either side could have won it.”

Speaking about the season as a whole, Wilshere shared, “This season has been disappointing for us – we wanted to win the league. If we can get third in the league we’ll be delighted.”

When quizzed about what the playing time means to him and his aspirations to make England’s squad for the European Championships, Wilshere said, “I don’t want the season to end – I’m just getting started, I feel fresh, hopefully I can get more minutes next week and then we’ll see what happens.”

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