Wilshere desperate to prove his fitness

May 27, 2014 09:36:52 UK

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is confident that he will be fit enough to star for England at this summer’s World Cup.

The 22-year-old has not started a game for almost three months but insists his fitness levels are improving as he has been training for the last six weeks.

Wilshere has been sidelined since fracturing his foot in England’s friendly against Denmark at Wembley in early March but hopes to be involved in his country’s opening Group D game against Italy on 14th June.

I’m feeling well. I maybe need a few games, but I’m feeling good.

Jack Wilshere

England are set to play an international friendly against Peru on Friday and will also be involved in games against Honduras and Ecuador before facing Italy in Manaus.

Wilshere said: “I’ve been training for a long time now. I’m yet to play a game, but I’ve been training now for six weeks.

“I’m feeling well. I maybe need a few games, but I’m feeling good. Hopefully I can get some games under my belt before the big kick-off.”

Wilshere made his Premier League debut in September 2008 before his 17th birthday, and made his first appearance for England in August 2010 in a friendly international against Hungary.

He has represented his country on 15 occasions but has failed to find the net in any of those matches.

The Three Lions can be backed at 1.57 to progress from Group D and are 3.10 to top their group and 4.50 to go on and reach the quarter-finals. England are also available at 7.50 to beat Peru 3-0 on Friday.

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