England manager Gareth Southgate has identified what Jack Wilshere has to do at Arsenal in order to get back into the England team (via The Metro).
Ever since he became a part of the Arsenal first-team, Jack Wilshere has played for the England national team.
The midfielder made his international debut back in 2010 but injuries have reduced him to just 34 caps.
He was not called up to the most recent squad for this week’s match with Germany despite a couple of dropouts and now, manager Gareth Southgate has explained why.
“Jack played as a number 10 all of last season on loan at Bournemouth,” Southgate said. “That is not the way we are playing. When we have played with a 10, we have had Dele and Lallana. But we are not playing with a 10 tomorrow.
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“I don’t think Jack is a 10. I think he is a deeper player, but he is not playing deeper. You’d have to ask Arsene [Wenger] why that was.
“I want to be clear: I really like Jack Wilshere as a player. I think he is a talent and I really respect him as an individual. And I’m hoping that we are in a position in March where we can pick him.”
Wilshere is back to full fitness at Arsenal for the first time in a long time. The midfielder has suffered so many injuries but now is the time for him to really kick on and break into the first-team to prove he is good enough to play for England again.