Arsenal midfielder Wilshere: I'll be at my best by Christmas

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere aims to be back to his best by Christmas.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere aims to be back to his best by Christmas.

Arsène Wenger has been encouraged by Wilshere's ability to "absorb games" since his 17-month lay-off and the midfielder believes he is edging towards his best form.

"I had never been injured, so how long it will take for me to come back is hard [to say], but I feel good," Wilshere told Arsenal Player.

"On Wednesday night [against Montpellier] we started the game off sloppily, and I was one of those who kept giving the ball away. That’s tough when you come back and start badly in a game. But we’ve got great players here and they keep you going.

"Percentage-wise, I’m probably 80 to 85. I’m feeling better and better with every game and I think I heard the boss say at Christmas you’ll see me back to my best. I think that’s probably a reasonable timescale."

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