- On Thursday, Gareth Southgate will announce his squad for upcoming friendlies
- England face Holland and Italy later this month ahead of the World Cup
- Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere hopes to be named in Southgate’s squad
- Wilshere hasn’t played for England since their Euro 2016 defeat by Iceland
Jack Wilshere faces a tense week with his World Cup hopes hanging in the balance as he waits on selection for Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
England play Holland and Italy this month and Southgate will select his final squad before the summer on Thursday.
Wilshere has not played for England since the defeat against Iceland in Euro 2016, missing out through injuries and loss of form.
Jack Wilshere is hopeful that he has earned a return to Gareth Southgate’s England squad
Holland (A) March 23
Italy (H) March 27
The England manager has said Wilshere needs to be starting regularly to be considered. Now he is doing that at Arsenal, it will be the end of his World Cup dream if he is excluded.
There could be call-ups for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and defender James Tarkowski.
Southgate’s assistant Steve Holland watched the pair at West Ham on Saturday.
The Arsenal midfielder hasn’t played for England since their Euro 2016 exit against Iceland
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