By FOX Sports Staff
Arsenal have won all four of their pre-season matches in Asia and will return to Europe to finish up their preparations for the new campaign by playing Napoli and Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup.
Speaking after the Gunners' 2-1 win over the Urawa Red Diamonds in their final game of the Asia tour, Wilshere believes that the friendly matches are beneficial for the team's fitness especially after facing long injury spells last season.
"I felt better and better every game," he told Arsenal Player. "It's difficult with the conditions. You struggle to catch your breath. The performances have got better every game and the opposition have got harder every game so it's good preparation.
"We've got the Emirates Cup coming up now and then Manchester City [in Helsinki] and then the season starts so we're going to be flying. I'm probably 80 per cent fit. We've got a couple more tests and then we'll be ready."
Several youngsters like Chuba Akpom, Gedion Zelalem, Serge Gnabry and Chuks Aneke were handed playing time by manager Arsene Wenger and Wilshere has been impressed with their performances.
"I remember when I was their age," he added. "It's good to come away and get used to being around the first team and learning from the manager, who is good at bringing young players in and breaking them in slowly.
"They've done well and hopefully they can get in the Emirates Cup squad and really show the home crowd what they can do."
Arsenal will face Napoli this Saturday in the Emirates Cup.