Because of the usual and ongoing injury problems in the Arsenal camp, the England squad at Euro 2016 has way fewer Gunners in it than it would normally have had, so Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all having to watch the tournament from the comfort of their sofas rather than hoping to help the three lions out on the pitch.
And because his own injury woes have left Jack Wilshere without any game time for Arsenal to prove his fitness and form ahead of the summer, our only representative in Roy Hodgson’s squad is yet to feature and has had to see the young Tottenham midfielder Delle Alli take his place.
Wilshere will be pleased, of course, that England are now back on course to not only qualify but top their group but he must also be a bit pleased that his rival has so far failed to nail down his place and has been a shadow of the player he was for the spuds as they chased Leicester City in the Premier League title race.
The idea of putting a lot of Spurs players in the England team looked a good one but, for Harry Kane and Alli at least, it is not really paying off. Meanwhile Jack is continuing to train and gain fitness and we know from the past that Hodgson is a big fan of his, so in the last group game against Slovakia I think that Wilshere can expect to feature and I reckon he will start.
Do you think that the injury plagued Arsenal star is set for his first involvement in Euro 2016?