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Jack Wilshere Issues Strong Response To England World Cup Omission

England's midfielder Jack Wilshere reacts after England lost 1-2 to Iceland in the Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between England and Iceland at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 27, 2016. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere feels he should have been a part of Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad.

Wilshere was one of the more high-profile absentees from the final 23-man panel, along with the likes of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart and Liverpool’s Adam Lallana. Indeed, he was even overlooked for the five-man standby list, with Jake Livermore and Lewis Cook getting the midfield spots.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday night, Wilshere expressed his disappointment at his exclusion, arguing that he felt fit and healthy enough to participate after completing a strong season with Arsenal:

Southgate had previously explained that Wilshere didn’t make as much of an impact towards the end of the season as he might have hoped, with players such as Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek seen as more deserving due to their better form.

The 26-year-old started 29 games for the club for all competitions – which may not sound like a lot in the broader scheme of things, but then he was brought to Euro 2016 by Roy Hodgson having completed just 135 minutes of football for entire 2015/16 campaign.

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