Proof that England manager has a BIG problem with Arsenal star?

Okay so we Arsenal fans may be a little biased when it comes to the subject of our own players, and perhaps none more so than our midfield star Jack Wilshere. Maybe that is because Wilshere has been at the club since before he was a teenager and that he is actually an Arsenal fan as well, but also because of the amazing ability that we know he has and all the bad luck that has dogged his playing career so far.

That is why I and other Gooners were left frustrated for Jack’s sake when the England manager Gareth Southgate chose not to call up the midfielder for the two friendly games against Germany and Brazil that the Three Lions are due to play over the next few days.

However, the England boss explained his decision, after Arsene Wenger suggested that the Gunners star should be brought back into the England squad, by saying that he could not give a place to someone who had not been playing regularly at club level.

All very well right? Well not when you read a Metro report saying that the Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, formerly of Leicester, has rejected his own call up because of a lack of playing time and match fitness. Wilshere has played a lot more this season that Drinkwater and more than the Tottenham left back Danny Rose who also got an England call-up.

How do you explain this unless it proves that Southgate has a problem with Wilshere for some reason?



  1. Shortboygooner says:

    Arsenal are not in a good place at the moment. And calling up one of our player could have an effect on the england squad. Also very possible that calling up wilshire wilshire could give him a boost and get him back to his best. Perhaps southgate does not want that either.

    Either way the current e gland squad has clowns like ox playing whilst there are far better options (yes walcott is better. More goals and assists). And for this reason we will do rubbish like every other wc or euros. We pick based on popularity not forn and passion. There has yet to be a manager that has had the balls to kick out a out of form popular player and bring in a in form one. Vardy and defo another example

  2. tatgooner says:

    wilshere is really not that good

  3. miker says:

    Gareth Southgate? Which gate, the south gate, duh! Thought north is, well it’s summer in the South, down under.

  4. th. says:

    I also have a problem with the leftfooted dwarf, he best suited as a fork lift driver at the docks

  5. sarsfieldNY says:

    If you look at the players he did call up, it is astounding that Wilshere wasn’t involved. Southgate said if Wilshere can’t play for Arsenal, he can’t play for England… Are you even sure England is more talented than Arsenal? You lost to Iceland in the Euro round of 16 buddy– you need all the help you can get. Furthermore, he has been starting for Arsenal in UEFA and subbing in PL, which is a great deal more than other players that have been called up. Jack was man of the match 3 times in a row the last time he played for England by the way. Must be a personal thing in my opinion…

  6. GB says:

    How can Jack be picked for England when he’s not playing regularly for his club?

    1. arsenal314 says:

      Was Rose playing regularly for spurs?

  7. Yossarian says:

    Jack’s only been back playing for a very short amount of time. If he stays fit and plays well, he will get his England call-up eventually.

    It’s understandable that Southgate doesn’t want to get too excited about a player that (If history teaches us anything) is likely to get a knock and be injured for another year sometime fairly soon.

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