‘Tottenham star in shadow of Arsenal’s Wilshere’ claims England boss

England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Jack Wilshere is ahead of Eric Dier of Tottenham and Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City.

The 24 year-old is yet to feature this season, but that does not appear to have had any effect on Hodgson favour for him, and looks a shoe in for the European Championship squad if he can prove his fitness.

Wilshere is due to return to action next month, which will leave him just under two months to prove his match fitness, prior to Hodgson picking his final playing squad on June 1.

But the Arsenal man is said to be ahead of rivals Drinkwater and Dier in the England chief’s pecking order already, after he admitted they are in his shadow at present despite the latter impressing also.

He said: “He [Dier] did it against France, that’s for sure, and does it for Tottenham,” said Hodgson.

“I’ve been very impressed so have called him up with Drinkwater, who does a similar job for Leicester City.

“They’re still in the shadow of Jack Wilshere, who did so well for us before his injury. If all three were available for the Euros, that’d be a nice headache because there might not be space for all three.”

Jack might have a tough time earning a starting place in Arsenal’s squad however, with Mohamed Elneny impressing in the central role since joining in January.

The North-London boy will have the advantage of being fresh on his return however, and could help in his push for game-time, and will certainly be eager to hit the ground running to ensure a place in the Euro 2016 squad.

Should Wilshere be a shoe-in for the England team? Or does he need to earn it with Dier and Drinkwater enjoying impressive seasons?

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  1. SoOpa AeoN says:


    1. davidnz says:

      Dier scores winner for England
      But Jack is number 1 🙂

      1. NY_Gunner says:

        Because he’s a “Gunner” of course…

  2. weigzl says:

    lol there are still in the shadow of a passive man.
    Then they surely dont deserve to play top flight football

  3. weigzl says:

    there are no leicester players in the starting lineup of england.
    Yet there are spuds and looserpool players.
    Thus shows you why england is still lagging behind.
    Their favouritsm and biasness is costing them

  4. frisco says:

    Just hope that Wenger doesn’t do the same mistake, trying to play Wiltshire at any cost. The best player plays no favouritism if we want to achieve success, Wiltshire is the most overated English player.

  5. rkw says:

    incredible that man utd and lpool have 4 players in this team ..all less than average .. henderson llalana clyne and smallings … ridiculous

  6. JAmerican says:

    So Chelsea sold us Cech because they wanted Courtois as the #1 and now not even a season later Courtois says they’re no guarantees that he stay at Chelsea come next season. WTF! Lol

  7. Twig says:

    Vardddyyyyy! 😀

  8. NY_Gunner says:

    England turned up the volume and blew Germany away…

  9. Arsenal007 says:

    I hope you all watched the Germany v England match.
    That’s the reason why Leicester are on top and Tottenham next.

  10. weigzl says:

    Now I see why dier alli and henderson are all better than wilshere.
    I am sure england would have lost if wilshere was available and playing for them.
    Dier and alli know how to push for a victory

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      You sure changed your tune quick…

  11. jonm says:

    England have won 3 – 2 away to Germany, great news. Only problem is that scorers are Kane, Vardy and Dier instead of Welbeck, Walcott and Ox.

  12. Bolly from Borehamwood says:

    I think that answers the question the headline asked!

  13. kamn288 says:

    I don’t what was the Germany boss thinking of playing young players atleast I hope Germany get thier act together and start doing what is necessary of them. I hate say this but Germans don’t have pace in the squad. özil looked like he was shadowed every step of the way. Vardy and kane are really showing what it means to be lethal but on the other hand I hope my team Germany get more practise in.

    1. jonm says:

      Don’t worry, come the real competion Germany will be on top of their game.

  14. Twig says:

    Great to have Mario Gomez back on the big stage though 🙂

  15. ArseOverTit says:

    Great news!

    Better than an EPL title any day of the week 😉

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