Jack Wilshere: Arsene Wenger says England should recall midfielder

Jack Wilshere
Wilshere last played for England in their last-16 defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere should be recalled by England for their friendlies later this month.

Wilshere, 25, has made 34 appearances for England but has not played since the 2-1 loss to Iceland at Euro 2016.

England manager Gareth Southgate announces his squad for the games against Germany and Brazil on Thursday.

"A super-fit Jack, I don't know how you can keep him out of the English squad," Wenger said on Wednesday.

"I think he is ready personally, he was not three weeks ago, but he is ready now. In every single competition he is ready to play."

Wilshere, whose career has been hampered by injuries, spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and is out of contract at Arsenal next summer.

He has made only 80 Premier League starts for Arsenal since his debut nine years ago, and his first league appearance for Wenger's side in 14 months came during last month's 5-2 win at Everton.

But Wenger hailed Wilshere's "outstanding" performance for Arsenal against Bate Borisov in the Europa League in September, suggesting he was "on his way back to his best".

England play Germany at Wembley on Friday, 10 November before another home game against Brazil on Tuesday, 14 November.


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