Jack Wilshere is confident he has enough game time ahead of him to recapture his best form ahead of the European Championship.
Wilshere has been injured for the vast majority of this domestic season but is expected to be named in the England squad for the tournament that begins on June 10 having returned for Arsenal recently.
Wilshere played only six minutes against Sunderland and then 66 more against Manchester City after Danny Welbeck was injured, but he believes the pre-tournament friendly matches will give him plenty of chance to prove his sharpness to Roy Hodgson.
“I have been in contact with the coaching staff at England and they know I have been fit for six or seven weeks’ training now,” Wilshere told the Evening Standard.
“I would like to have played a few more minutes [in recent weeks]. I got 70 last week. Hopefully I can get a few more this week and we’ll see what happens.
“If I am in the squad, I’ve got those three friendlies. That will be more than enough. I know what it takes to get back to my best and that is more than enough. I felt brilliant [on Sunday].
“I started watching from the bench in the first 15 minutes thinking ‘this is what I need’ — high intensity, pressure on both teams. Roy has asked me how my injury is and how I feel. He hasn’t really given too much away so we’ll see on Monday. Fingers crossed.”