Arsene Wenger has insisted that Jack Wilshere will play enough games for Arsenal to make England’s World Cup squad.
Wilshere has entered the final year of his contract at Arsenal this season, with his future uncertain.
The midfielder spent last campaign on loan at Bournemouth but failed to truly impress, and was linked with other clubs in the summer.
But he stayed with Arsenal and has since played three games upon his return from injury.
He is yet to feature at all in the Premier League, but Wenger claims he will get enough game time to make the England World Cup squad.
Many felt the 25-year-old would not play enough to feature next summer in Russia, and we placed the midfielder at No. 36 in our England ladder.
“I believe Jack is in the best form for a long time,” Wenger said on Thursday. “He is very close to be considered like everyone else.
“He doesn’t need to leave Arsenal to go to the World Cup. If he plays like he is at the moment, I think he will go to the World Cup.
“He has played games for us and he will play many more.”
When asked whether England needed player of Wilshere’s ilk, the Arsenal boss replied: “Of course.
“Jack is more of a No. 10 than any other player. He can play in tight areas.”