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Will Wilshere Be Able To Make The World Cup 2018 Squad ?


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Will Wilshere Be Able To Make The World Cup 2018 Squad ?

Jack Wilshere was not included in the squad of England for the match against Germany and Brazil in November. This has put a big question mark over Jack Wilshere’s opportunity to make the World Cup Squad of England National Team in 2018.

Gareth Southgate had given many Junior players the opportunity to explore themselves in the big stage. But Jack was not in the 25 man squad announced for the two friendly matches.

England squad in full for the two matches :

Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (West Ham), Jordan Pickford (Everton); Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United); Dele Alli (Tottenham), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace), Harry Winks (Tottenham); Tammy Abraham (Swansea City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

England manager Gareth Southgate was very clear about his thoughts of the squad selection for these two matches.

“We’re in a position now where we’ve qualified for the World Cup and we always wanted to look at the team and how we want it to evolve,” he said.

“This is an opportunity to look at new players and a different way of playing and I think the beauty of my position is that I know the young players in the system.

“These lads are players who, right through the age groups, have been recognised as being our best players and they’re all playing well with their clubs and having a good impact.

“This is a great opportunity to see if they can fit into the senior team and they’ve got the chance to stay there if they do well.”

The Arsenal star player Jack Wilshere got his England national senior team debut at just 18 years in 2010. But this player’s career had been really suffered by the injury woes. He had missed the UEFA Euro 2012 due to injury problem.

He was in the World Cup squad of England National Team in 2014. He had also performed well for England National Team in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches. But again he had broken his fibula during the preseason of 2015-16 season. After that, it was difficult for him to regain his form and get back to the national squad But recently he had performed well for Arsenal which had brought him in limelight to stay in the contention of getting an England National Team Call.

But Wilshere wasn’t included in the national side by the manager. One month ago many English midfield players were injured and it would have created an opportunity for Wilshere to get back in the National Team as a creative midfielder. The manager had said, “ We’re in a position where there’s no way we would dismiss any creative player. But people have to be playing and have to be playing at a good level.”


So there’s still have a chance of Wilshere going to the England National Team for the World Cup. Wilshere was not given the Previous League match starts by Arsene Wenger. As he preferred to start Wilshere in the Europa League and Carabao Cup matches and Wenger was trying to build up two strong starting eleven for all sorts of tournaments.

Arsene Wenger sounded really pleased about Jack’s performance so far this season and he had strongly recommended the player for the national team.

“I don’t know how you can keep a super fit Jack out of the England squad. I would encourage him [Southgate] to do it [pick him].” , he said.

Wenger ensured that Wilshere being ready for England national team, “Yes, I think he is ready. He was not three weeks ago, he is today.”

The boy with Spanish Technique And English Heart was praised for his style of play by his club manager Arsene Wenger.

“He is between wide & central because he can turn the game forward, chip a little ball, go past people in short spaces.”, he told.

“Jack has a quality that is very difficult to get. He can dribble and can as well give the final ball. You do not get that a lot.”

“I see him as more advanced. A player who can effect the game in the final third, more than a box-to-box player.” , he added.

So we can now expect that Arsene Wenger will give Jack Wilshere more chances to prove his quality in Arsenal colours in a competitive league like Premier League as the player had regained his full fitness. The more good performances in some matches of the Premier League will surely give him a chance to stay in the contention of making it to the England National Team for the World Cup 2018.

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