By Lloyd Webb
Jack Wilshere says his performance against Manchester City was the moment he knew he was ready for Euro 2016.
The midfielder was out for nine months with a leg injury, but returned to feature in Arsenal’s final three games of the season - impressing in the 2-2 draw at Etihad Stadium.
"We have some great players, a young squad and a great chance"
Wilshere has played in all three of England’s warm up games ahead of this summer's tournament in France, and insists he is in peak condition now.
“I feel fit and ready,” he told Arsenal.com. “I said that when Roy first named his 26-man squad. I said I was ready to be in it. If I didn’t feel like I was ready to be in the squad, I would have said so to the manager and the staff.
“I had been training before [the Manchester City game] for six or seven weeks, so I was desperate to get on to the pitch. It probably was the moment I thought I was ready.
“Every single Premier League manager will be watching every single Premier League footballer [at the Euros],” he added. "Arsene Wenger will be watching so it is down to me to show what I can do.
“We have some great players, a young squad and a great chance. We have players on the pitch who can score goals, we have many strengths, and going forward is probably our main one, but defensively as well we are starting to look good.”
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