Roy Hodgson has said that both Eric Dier and Danny Drinkwater are in Jack’s ‘shadow’ as he waits patiently for the midfielder to get fit for the Euros.
Jack hasn’t kicked a ball all season after breaking his leg in training at the start of the campaign and having a metal plate inserted.
It had been hoped that he would be back playing by now but the plate is causing ‘manageable discomfort’ with further surgery not being totally ruled out.
Despite all that, Roy Hodgson has assured Wilshere that if he’s fit, he goes to France.
Speaking after England’s 3-2 win over Germany on Saturday, Hodgson made his thoughts on Jack clear.
“He [Dier] did it against France, that’s for sure, and does it for Tottenham,” Hodsgon told reporters.
“I’ve been very impressed so have called him up with [Danny] Drinkwater, who does a similar job for Leicester City.
“They’re still in the shadow of Jack Wilshere, who did so well for us before his injury.
“If all three were available for the Euros, that’d be a nice headache because there might not be space for all three.”
There are also rumours around that Arsenal will give Jack a new contract soon despite his ongoing problems.
Wilshere first broke through into the Arsenal first team in 2008/09 and since that time has made just 117 Premier League appearances, scoring seven and creating 15 while picking up 23 yellows and one red.
Only in 2010/11 did he manage to make more than 30 league appearances (35), making none the following season, 25 in 12/13, 24 in 13/14, 14 in 14/15 and none this season – worrying trend of ever-decreasing performances.
His current deal runs until 2018.