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​Wilshere needs Arsenal game time for England call-up

Gareth Southgate suggested that he has no option but to leave Jack Wilshere out of his England squad while the midfielder struggles to start for Arsenal, reports the London Evening Standard.

Wilshere has battled back from injury to impress in six appearances for Arsenal this season, but the 25-year-old has played just 11 minutes of Premier League action this term.

"I don't know how you get in an England squad without getting in the Arsenal team," he told reporters.

"There is no question about his ability, his football brain or personality, we just need to see him playing before he comes back in because unfortunately there has been a history of injuries.

"I'll be having discussions with Arsene about him; we think he is a top player so for him it's about game time."

Ian Ferris
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