Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere thinks Arsenal are the title favouritesGetty

Jack Wilshere thinks Arsenal are the favourites to win the Premier League crown. The 24-year-old midfielder has backed the Gunners to win their first league title since 2004, during their historic unbeaten season.

Wilshere has not played this season after he suffered a hairline fracture in his left fibula six months ago. But he is on the cusp of making a return to the first-team and is hopeful of helping Arsenal to Premier League glory.

"I think Sunday was massive for us (defeating Leicester). Eight points down would have been a long way back. People saying are Leicester going to do it, go the whole way? But they beat Leicester, they came here and gave us a really good game, so we have to take them seriously," Wilshere told BT Sport of Arsenal's Premier League chances.

"I still think in my head we are favourites but with that comes pressure. So whether we feel that or not is the question. We've got a few players coming back with Cazorla, myself and Danny (Welbeck) coming back to full fitness. So hopefully with us and Danny scoring a couple of goals we can do it."

Wilshere thinks a series of injury problems have hampered Arsenal titles hopes in previous seasons. But the injury-prone star said Arsenal will have fresh players available to them as the season reaches its finale.

"Yeah I think in previous seasons that's where we've just missed out, we got a few injuries," he said. "In the past few years the squad has had great players but when we had injuries it was difficult for someone to come in and the boss didn't really want to rotate but this season we seem to rotate more and rest players, which is good for us."

Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League, two points behind table-toppers Leicester City.