Jack Wilshere says Arsenal’s young stars will have learnt a lot from touring with the first team this summer.
They were joined by Thomas Eisfeld and Chuks Aneke, and Wilshere believes the youngsters will greatly benefit from what they experienced in the Far East.
The performances have got better every game and the opposition have got harder every game so it's good preparationJack Wilshere
“I remember when I was their age,” he told Arsenal Player. "It's good to come away and get used to being around the first team and learning from the manager, who is good at bringing young players in and breaking them in slowly.
“They've done well and hopefully they can get in the Emirates Cup squad and really show the home crowd what they can do.”
Wilshere featured in three of Arsenal’s four games in Asia and the 21-year-old is pleased with how their pre-season preparations have taken shape.
“I felt better and better every game,” he added. “It's difficult with the conditions. You struggle to catch your breath.
“The performances have got better every game and the opposition have got harder every game so it's good preparation. We've got the Emirates Cup coming up now and then Man City [in Helsinki] and then the season starts so we're going to be flying.
“I'm probably 80 per cent fit. We've got a couple more tests and then we'll be ready.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 29 Jul 2013