Barcelona's Cesc: England need Arsenal playmaker Wilshere

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas feels England need former Arsenal teammate Jack Wilshere to make them tick.

He believes his 19-year-old former Arsenal team-mate Wilshere — sidelined with an ankle injury — was sorely missed by Fabio Capello's men.

Fabregas, making his first return to London since quitting the Gunners for Barcelona in the summer, said: "England are a very solid team and if they have Jack back it will make a massive difference to them.

"He is the one with the talent to make things happen and on Saturday we didn't see that really."

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