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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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