Arsenal talisman Jack Wilshere has admitted that he wants to spend his entire career at the Emirates club, and is looking forward to returning from injury.
The England international midfielder has been sidelined for the entirety of The Gunners’ 2011-12 campaign thus-far, and is due to return to action towards the end of the year.
Despite the likes of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas leaving Arsene Wenger’s side in the summer, Wilshere has stated that he wants to stay with the North London club until his playing days are over.
“I promise that, yeah. I’ve been at the club since I was nine and learned to love it,” he stated to iFilm London when asked if he would stay at Arsenal forever.
“From the [Patrick] Vieira days, to [Dennis] Bergkamp, [Cesc] Fabregas, I’ve watched them come through and move on. There’s a crop of new players, [Aaron] Ramsey, myself, Kieran Gibbs…hopefully we can really create something special.
“I love the club and I want to be part of its future,” he stated.
Wilshere also revealed his frustration at a slow recovery process, but is hopeful that Arsenal can have a successful season.
“It’s going really slow at the minute and obviously I’m really frustrated. I should be back in training by mid-December, then I can crack on and it’s up to the boss when he picks me.
“It’s massively frustrating, especially after last year when we were so close to winning a trophy. We beat Barcelona at home and everything seemed to be going well and it ended sadly.
“I was looking forward to this season, I really thought we could push on and do something. To get a setback is massively frustrating but I’ll be back in December and hopefully we can push on from then,” he finished.
By Gareth McKnight