Jack Wilshere is being tipped to make next summer’s World Cup squad for England, but has he shown enough for Arsenal to warrant it?
The 26 year-old is being touted for a place for Russia 2018 despite having only made three appearances this season due to struggles with injury and fitness.
Wilshere has suffered a number of setbacks over the years, with long-term injuries ending countless campaigns early, including last term.
Jack joined Bournemouth in the summer of 2016 as he looked to cement himself regular playing time as he looked to build up his strength and fitness after those injuries had taken their toll, and just as he appeared to be striking upon full rejuvenation, the inevitable curse struck again.
Wilshere has had to settle for limited opportunities this season whilst Arsene Wenger assesses how to bring him slowly back into the fold, while trying to nurture him back to 100%, and he has already impressed on the pitch.
The Arsenal academy youth product is now being talked about as an essential selection for next summer’s international squad, but he will need to survive the rest of the season unscathed…
England fell over the line to a 1-0 win against Slovenia on Thursday night, and the team was criticised for lacking in creativity, prompting pundits to tout Wilshere for a role in the squad.
The DailyStar even claims he is in line to start tomorrow against Lithuania, which of course cannot be true because the squads were already selected PRIOR to the Slovenia match, but we can’t all know what we are talking about I suppose…
Does a fully-fit Wilshere walk into the England squad, or even the starting XI? How much of a difference could he have made on Thursday?