The FA have supposedly posted their squad for the upcoming European Championships this summer, three days earlier then expected, before removing their post.
The supposed leak does not appear genuine, with a number of suspect-looking pieces of information on the page.
The report spells Nathaniel Clyne’s first name incorrectly, before including Jordan Henderson in the 23-man squad, despite his race to be fit for the competition. The squad also appears to be one player short in attack, with only four players selected instead of a previously expected five.
One Arsenal player did make the squad, with Jack Wilshere making the cut for the competition, despite the fact he has not started a competitive match since May 2015. The midfielder has recently returned to the first-team squad, and has clocked up just over 70 minutes of action for Arsenal.
Welbeck and Walcott appear to have been left at home, with the former having looked a shoo-in for the starting XI before falling foul of injury at the weekend. He is yet to be confirmed as unavailable for the tournament, with results expected later on today as to the extent of his injury.
Theo on the other hand has been a regular in England’s European qualifying campaign, but has been out of form for his club in 2016, and looks to have been displaced.
Does Wilshere deserve to be on the plane? Could the squad really have been chosen before the results of Welbeck’s scan were released?
It’s a season resume of England’s footballer at Arsenal. I’m surprised one of them had been pick up to France.
Well, at less Jack won’t fail to do the job which he done even so rarely for Arsenal : warming the bench. LOL!
No, rather if Wilshere proofs his fitness before the tournament he won’t be sitting on the bench. I was silently impressed with him on Sunday.