Arsenal’s Wilshere pleased with pre-season preparation
believes Arsenal’s pre-season programme is reaping rewards – for him and his young team-mates.
The Gunners have just returned from a tour of Asia, and with England U19 internationals Chuks Aneke
and Chuba Akpom
part of the squad for the trip, Wilshere believes they will have benefited greatly from their experience in the Far East.
Wilshere, who has won seven caps for England, said: “I remember when I was their age. It's good to come away and get used to being around the first team and learning from the manager, who is good at bringing young players in and breaking them in slowly.
“They've done well and hopefully they can get in the Emirates Cup squad and really show the home crowd what they can do.”
Wilshere featured in three of the matches in Asia, and the 21-year-old says he is pleased with how his pre-season training is taking shape.
He told Arsenal.com, said: “I felt better and better every game. It's difficult with the conditions. You struggle to catch your breath.
“The performances have got better every game and the opposition have got harder every game so it's good preparation. We've got the Emirates Cup coming up now and then Man City [in Helsinki] and then the season starts so we're going to be flying.
“I'm probably 80% fit. We've got a couple more tests and then we'll be ready.”