Former Arsenal keeper Graham Stack has criticised the players who pulled out of the England squad.

Stack, who came through Arsenal’s academy and made five appearances for the club, was unimpressed with the players who pulled out of England’s squad.

Tottenham’s Harry Winks, Dele Alli and Harry Kane, Manchester City’s Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling, and Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson all pulled out due to injury problems.

Stack has taken this as a sign that playing for England is no longer the dream for players.

England will play friendlies against Brazil and Germany in preparation for the World Cup, but will do so without several of their more important players. Despite the pull-outs, there was still no room in the squad for Jack Wilshere, who really wants to play for England again.

Burnley’s Jack Cork and West Brom’s Jake Livermore were called up instead of him. Despite being a more talented player who could improve England’s team, Wilshere’s lack of Premier League game time seems to be working against him.

It so happens that the three Spurs players who pulled out will all be fit in time to play Arsenal after the international break.