The European championships could take a very different turn for the two Arsenal players involved in their respective nations final group games today and the end of today’s play there could be very different emotions for Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere. The online soccer betting puts England in with the best chance of going to the next round but I think a lot of Welsh people may disagree considering that our tiny neighbours have their secret weapon Gareth Bale.
Roy Hodgson made a song and dance about taking Wilshere to France, and madegim out to be special. Hodgson said: “He ticks all the boxes. I had to ask myself certain questions. Is he actually fit now? The answer is, yes, he’s fit. Is he the type of player who can bring something different to the team, a player we don’t have an abundance of? The answer to that was yes,” Hodgson said.
“The third question I had to ask was whether in top level competition, in qualifiers, has he performed, has he done the job for us, has he been a very good player? I think three man of the matches in a row would answer that one.”
But despite all the rhetoric, our England international midfield star has had to cope with the frustration of not playing, while the Welshman Ramsey has been one of the main men and right up to the dying minutes of the England v Wales game it was all going right for Rambo.
The two late England goals from Vardy and Sturridge, however, turned things on their head and now it is Wilshere who will definitely be progressing to the next round and Wales who need a result in their game against Russi to ensure a place in the knockout stage, although if they play at the level they have been doing you would expect them to get at least a point against a poor Russia team.
England are on target to win the group and make life easier for themselves in the latter stages of Euro 2016 and according to the papers it could be the start of the tournament for Wilshere who is being tipped to replace the so far unimpressive Tottenham youngster Dele Alli.
If he does and we see the Jack that was England’s star man in qualifying he could feature for the rest of the tournament and that would be a great boost for him after two more injury plagued seasons and could help him be ready to finally show Arsenal fans how good we sometimes forget he is.
Hopefully both Gunners will play tonight, play well and be into the next round. Good luck Gunners!