So Jack Wilshere, who is currently in the last few months of his Arsenal contract, has earned a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad, and according to Martin Keown he should definitely be on the plane to Russia this summer. “Southgate does not have too many top-class midfielders to choose from,” Keown said.
“Jack Wilshere should start at the World Cup.
“While Arsenal are having a disappointing season, Jack is coming into really good form.
“The Europa League has helped him more than any other player, giving him time to build his match fitness and the chance to break into Arsenal’s first team.
“He gives Arsenal a drive in midfield when they are both in and out of possession. Hopefully he can do the same for England.
“I had sympathy for Jack at Euro 2016. He had hardly kicked a ball for Arsenal before the tournament and was lacking match sharpness.
“This summer is a great opportunity for him to shine at a tournament with a clean bill of health.”
Wilshere has certainly been extremely impressive at times this season and looks to be approaching peak fitness. One thing is for sure is that a great showing this summer in the World Cup could have many big clubs offering Jack large sums of money to sign him on a Bosman transfer, but it could also be a risk for Wilshere to wait until the end of the summer.
Just imagine if he got injured again….