As expected, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott have both been included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Ukraine.
Currently sitting two points behind Group H leaders Montenegro, the Three Lions desperately need to secure six points from the September double-header if they are to boost their chances of playing in Brazil next summer.
Arsene Wenger has already called on the England set-up to save Wilshere for the game with Ukraine on 10 September recognising that they should be able to overcome Moldova at Wembley without the Arsenal man.
“We have a good connection with the medical department. They know him well. Who are England’s next two games? That’s the key. So don’t play him against Moldova,” he told press ahead of this evening’s clash with Fenerbahce.
Following a similar warning about Jack’s fitness on the eve of the new season Roy Hodgson opted to only play Wilshere for 45 minutes against Scotland. It remains to be seen whether he heeds the call this time around…
Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson were not selected while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains sidelined with a knee injury which will likely also keep him out of October’s games with Montenegro and Poland.3,763 views