Chelsea hero, Frank Lampard, believes that Jack Wilshere has the kind of confidence and arrogance that the England national side has been crying out for.
In his column for the Evening Standard, Lampard praised Wilshere, revealing that he reckons the 25-year-old should use his time in the Europa League to show what he’s made of, get a new Arsenal deal and push his way back into the England squad.
“He has that kind of confidence and arrogance on the ball which is what we have been crying out for in this country,” Lampard wrote.
“I have played with him for England and against him at Chelsea. He is sharp off the mark, twists and turns. He is a natural footballer who could make England’s World Cup squad next summer if he plays enough.
“He is playing a bit of catch-up, but there are not many midfielders like him that can get the England team playing like he does.”
Wilshere played 22 minutes against FC Cologne during Arsenal’s 3-1 Europa League win and was one of the Gunners’ brightest players against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup.
With Arsenal traveling to Belarus on Thursday to play BATE Borisov, you have to imagine that Wilshere will be one of the players picked, especially as he didn’t feature against West Brom at all on Monday.
If he continues playing as he has done, there’s a strong chance he could be called-up for England once again.
The midfielder, however, hasn’t played for the Three Lions since June 2016 when he got 45 minutes during England’s 2-1 loss to Iceland in the Euros.
Injuries before and since have marred what was predicted to be a glimmering England career.
Wilshere has under a year left on his current deal with Arsenal and, at the moment, no one can predict whether he’ll be staying past this season or not.