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Despite rumour linking England international Jack Wilshere away from the Emirates Stadium, the 25-year old midfielder has confirmed he is focused and will remain at his boyhood club.
Wilshere has just one year left on his current contract at Arsenal and was rumoured to be angry with Arsene Wenger for sending him out on loan last season.
‘Do I see myself staying? Of course I do,’ said the 25-year-old. ‘I have always been at Arsenal, I love this club. They have been good to me over the years, I have a great relationship with the boss.
‘You are always playing for your future but at the moment I am happy to be back, to feel part of the squad. It has been a while. ‘Last year I was at Bournemouth, year before I was injured. It has been a while since I felt a proper Arsenal player but I am back, in training, back in the squad, playing these types of games. I am doing everything I can to stay fit, training well, we will see. I am not looking too far ahead. We have another game Sunday, more League Cup and Europa League so I am happy.
‘I felt good coming back to Arsenal and into training and the boss has been good. He has been speaking to me, been patient and I feel good and enjoy working with these top players again. ‘As a player you want to be in every game, especially when you have been injured, but at the same time I understand they have been winning and playing well ‘Am I 100 per cent back? Maybe not. I felt good in the first half and start of the second and then fitness wise it started to go a bit towards the end. But that is natural and normal. I have only played two full 90s. It will come and I am patient at the moment and we will see where I am in three or four weeks.’