The arrangement was always that he would regain fitness and confidence while looking for a new team, and Wilshere is grateful for that chance. He has been unattached since leaving Bournemouth in May.
Wilshere told the Daily Mail: "Yes. I'm confident I could deal with the physical side and have an influence.
"I always said when I went back to Arsenal that I would make a decision about my next step at the end of January. When you've been out the game, you never know which way it will go.
"But it has convinced me that my playing career isn't over. The manager is top class, and I wouldn't still be training with the first team if I was bringing the standard down or couldn't keep up.
"I can still beat a man, and these are top players. That's a sign, for me, that I can still do it and want to keep doing it."
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