Wilshere hoping to star alongside Oxlade-Chamberlain for England and Arsenal

The young midfielder hopes that his relationship with the 19-year-old can prosper to the benefit of both the Gunners and the national team after his return from injury

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is excited about the prospect of combining with team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for England as well as their club.

The youngster's long-term injury problems began before his fellow prospect joined the Gunners from Southampton and the 20-year-old is now looking forward to combining with his colleague for club and country after starting in the 1-0 victory over QPR.

Arsene Wenger introduced Oxlade-Chamberlain into the first team last season despite his young age and his form was good enough to earn a call-up to Roy Hodgson's squad for Euro 2012.

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"If we can get playing together for Arsenal then hopefully we can take it onto the international stage and it'll be great for both club and country," Wilshere told reporters.

"I think that Alex is already mature enough to step in at any level. You could see that at the Euros - he was just 18 but it was like he was meant to be there.

"That confidence is one of his main attributes, and I think that the boss at Arsenal has been really good for him."

Santi Cazorla has quickly become the centrepiece of the Arsenal midfield this season and Wilshere believes that he and the other new recruits to the squad are quickly settling into life at Emirates Stadium.

"I think you can see already that we're all gelling," Wilshere reflected. "A couple of months ago none of the new boys even knew each other or the rest of the squad, but I think good players just fit in.

"For example, with Cazorla, you can tell he's just a natural footballer so he fits right in."