Jack Wilshere’s ‘one-week’ injury will keep him out for the season opener against Liverpool, two weeks on from being ruled out for, well, a week but he’s still looking forward to the new season.
Speaking to Arsenal player, the midfielder was optimistic about the season ahead but Wenger confirmed that, although he is progressing ‘nicely’ from his patella injury, he will not face Jurgen Klopp’s men.
The patella tendon attaches the top of the shinbone to the bottom of the knee cap which is called the patella but it’s not clear which part exactly Wilshere has injured.
“There are a few small things that we have to work on,” Wilshere told Arsenal Player. “The biggest thing for me, is if you look back at the games last season we dropped points in, they were probably games we were expected to win.
“We need to be more focused for them, and to take each game as seriously as any other. After we beat Leicester at home last season, we dropped off a little bit. This season, we can’t let that happen and if we don’t let that happen we can be champions.
“We can’t wait [for the new season to begin]. Pre-season seems to drag on and we want to get down to business and get the first game of the Premier League out of the way. We know is it a big game, Liverpool improved quite a lot last year and they are only going to get better and better this year so we have to be ready for them on Sunday.
“I think we improved every game in pre-season. I think that is the aim, we know that the first few games are about fitness and then we can start working on things the boss wants us to improve on this season.
“We have done that, and against Manchester City last Sunday we looked quite strong, quite fit and ready for the start of the season.”
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