Jack Wilshere is ready to live up to Arsenal and England's expectations as his long-awaited return from injury gradually gathers momentum.

The 20-year-old midfielder was this week named in Roy Hodgson's England squad despite having made just three first-team appearances for his club since his return from a 17-month absence with ankle injuries. One of those games, against Manchester United, saw Wilshere pick up two yellow cards and he will miss Saturday's clash with Fulham as a result.

But from a fitness point of view he is pleased with his progress, and he told the Daily Mail: "I can feel myself getting better and better every game. The first hit is always important. It's more for your head than anything else."

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