Jack Wilshere says he has been promised playing time at Arsenal by manager Arsene Wenger, as the midfielder continues to be overlooked for England selection.
Wilshere made only his second Premier League appearance of the season by coming off the bench in a 3-1 away defeat to league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.
“I’ve said before in many interviews that I’ve just come back to full fitness, I’m happy at where I am playing-wise,” Wilshere told Sky Sports.
“I’m trying to get into the Premier League team and fight my way into that team. So at the moment I am concentrating on the now, the future will take care of itself. All I’ve got to do is stay fit and play my football.
“I’ve got a great relationship with the boss [Wenger], I’ve heard the boss speak in previous press conferences. He’s assured me that I will get some playing time. I want to stay at this club, I’ve said that many times.
“I left last year to get some football [spending the season on loan at Bournemouth]. I’ve done that, I’m back now, I’m fit and I’m ready to play.”