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Wilshere peaking as Wenger eyes Fergie record

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Jack Wilshere believes he is nearing a return to his best form as he prepares to make a fifth successive Premier League start when Arsenal visit West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

The game will see manager Arsene Wenger in charge for a record 811th Premier League game, passing the mark previously set by Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, and give the Gunners an opportunity to strengthen their push for a top-four spot.

For Wilshere, it will also offer the chance to reinforce the view he has re-established himself after breaking a leg towards the end of his loan spell at Bournemouth last season.

Since being promoted into Wenger’s first choice line-up, Wilshere has excelled, prompting talk of an international recall ahead of next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

The 25-year-old’s most recent display in Thursday’s 3-2 win at Crystal Palace –- a win that moved the Gunners to within a point of the top four ahead of the latest round of matches –- drew praise, in particular for the pass that set up Alexis Sanchez’s second goal.

After several injury-scarred seasons, Wilshere insists he is feeling as good as he has done for some time.

“I was happy with my form last year and I’m probably better now,” he told arsenal.com.

“I feel better, I feel fitter and I’m getting better with each game. I’m enjoying my football.”

Wilshere is out of contract at the end of the season but expects to open talks about a new deal soon.

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