Southgate Closes World Cup Gate On Wilshere

Southgate Closes World Cup Gate On Wilshere

But given his experience between the sticks, it was believed he would still go to Russian Federation as third choice.

Wilshere has enjoyed his most productive campaign for Arsenal since the 2013-14 season, playing 38 games for the Gunners in all competitions.

But he too has failed to convince Southgate that he is worthy of a place, to the shock of many.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will not be part of the England squad at this summer's World Cup, Sky sources understand.

The Three Lions coach has preferred Manchester City's player, Fabian Delph who was impressive this season.


The former Three Lions number one is understood to have been told by Gareth Southgate on Monday that he will not be part of the 23-man party heading to Russian Federation.

Nonetheless, the goalkeeper is believed to be indignant with West Ham supervisor David Moyes for leaving him out of the membership's remaining three video games of the season - which is known to be a key objective behind Southgate's shock resolution. Although the world governing body does not need it whittled down until June 4, Southgate will name 23 players to strip unnecessary anxiety and pressure from preparations. Wilshere was reportedly contacted by Southgate on Tuesday and took the news well. "But you have to do it, because we believe it is the best and you have to take the decisions, that's our job". Adam Lallana, England's player of the year in 2016, is a fitness doubt, although Ruben Loftus-Cheek is an exciting option.

But there's no point taking someone who won't be able to perform at anywhere near their best.

But a report from the Times outlines how the 26-year-old's dip in form wasn't the reason he was snubbed by Southgate.

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