Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere is close to rediscovering his best for for Arsenal.
The midfielder is working on getting back to fitness, after recovering from a broken leg. He made a cameo in the Europa League and is set to feature in the Carabao League Cup. He is however, yet to play in the Premier League.
Wilshere’s contract is set to expire at the end of this season and reports suggest, he is open to joining West Ham. Wenger has backed him to work his way back into the first team.
“If you ask me, ‘Is he back to his full, 100 per cent potential?’, I would say no,” said Wenger. “But he’s not far away.
“The rest now can only be gained by competition. That’s why I believe that these kind of games [Europa League and EFL Cup] are very important for Jack at the moment.
“He is focused, he is working hard and he is absolutely determined to get his place back in the team. There is a big fight there, and that’s what we want.
“It’s a dream for all of us to see him fulfil his potential.
“I gave Jack his start at 17 years of age. That means I am convinced — you have to be convinced, to play a boy at 17 years of age, that he is a special player.
“He is a special player, but we are all the same in that you need health to work — I need health to work and a football player needs to be healthy to play.”