Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, on latest comeback trail from injury, ‘hopeful’ of making England’s Euro 2016 squad

Despite playing just seven minutes of football for Arsenal so far this season, Jack Wilshere is being tipped to make Roy Hodgson’s squad, having played a crucial role in the qualifiers.
Jack Wilshere has played seven minutes of football in the 2015/16 season. Jan Kruger / Getty Images
Jack Wilshere has played seven minutes of football in the 2015/16 season. Jan Kruger / Getty Images

Injury-plagued Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has set his sights on making the 23-man England squad that will be flying to France for the European Championship this summer.

Wilshere, 24, had been missing in action for 11 months after undergoing surgery in September for a fractured left tibia, an injury he sustained in pre-season training.

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Despite playing just seven minutes of football for Arsenal so far this season, Wilshere is being tipped to make Roy Hodgson’s squad, having played a crucial role in the qualifiers.

“What really matters is playing for the first team and getting back on the pitch,” Wilshere told British media.

“It’s a big week for me in training, getting fitter and sharper. Hopefully next weekend I can get some more game time and go from there.

“I’m not saying that I’m there yet, this is just another step on my way to full recovery. There’s a few games left and after that, hopefully I’ll go away with England to the Euros. It’s an exciting time.”

England face Russia, Slovakia and Wales in Group B of the 24-team tournament that starts on June 10.

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Published: April 26, 2016 04:00 AM

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