(Reuters) – Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is targeting a regular spot in the starting line-up for Premier League games following his solid performance in Friday’s 3-3 draw with Liverpool, the England international has said.
The 25-year-old, who started all but one of Arsenal’s Europa League fixtures so far, marked his third consecutive league start of the season against the Merseyside club after five previous appearances as a substitute.
“I feel good and I have said for ages that I want to be playing in the Premier League,” Wilshere told British media.
“I’ve played a lot of games in the Europa League and built my fitness up.
“I was patient and we’ve now got a few injuries and I’ve managed to get a few games in but I am happy and I want to stay in the team now.
“It’s a busy schedule over Christmas. There are a lot of games where we are going to need all of the squad so I am happy.”
The draw at the Emirates left Arsenal in sixth position, behind Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference, ahead of Thursday’s trip to 16th-placed Crystal Palace.
(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)