English Premiership

Wilshere happy with Premier League return

2017-12-15 10:35
Jack Wilshere (Supplied)

United Kingdom - Jack Wilshere says that while he could have fired Arsenal to all three points during their goalless draw with West Ham on Wednesday, he is just happy to be back playing Premier League football.

The 25-year-old Gunners midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, returned to the club this season to resume his Arsenal career.

He put in a fine performance in the game, having been used sparingly by Arsene Wenger in recent weeks, and may well have won it for his side, with a late chance that he wasn't able to convert.

Speaking after the game, the England man told the club's official website: "I should have hit the target, there’s no denying that and on another day I probably would have if it was on my left.

"But it happened really quickly and it fell to my right and I swung at it and unfortunately didn’t catch it right.

"But I felt good out there, I have been waiting for that chance for a while. I have played a few games in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup and I’ve been desperate to play. I was happy to get the start and I thought I did alright. 

"The Premier League is a bit different, a bit quicker than the Europa League or Carabao Cup so it took some getting used to but I felt god, I felt free, I felt my touch was good and I linked up with the players well but there’s obviously more to come.”

Wilshere added that Arsenal are yet to offer him a new contract, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

He said: "There's no update, we're in the same position we were in two weeks ago.

"There's not really a date in the diary. I've only read what he (Wenger) has said in the media."

Arsenal welcome Premier League strugglers Newcastle United to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, December 16.

Kick-off is at 17:00.

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