Arsenal legend believes Gunners midfielder is ‘needed’ in England squad

Date published: Friday 16th March 2018 2:28 - Oli Fisher

Former Arsenal star Sol Campbell has claimed that midfielder Jack Wilshere is ‘needed’ in the England World Cup squad.

The 26-year-old is back in the England squad for the first time in two years ahead as the Three Lions face the Netherlands and Italy.

Campbell has backed Gareth Southgate’s decision, describing Wilshere as a ‘wonderful’ player.

“He’s a wonderful player,” Campbell told Talksport. “The only thing that has held him back is injuries and that’s such a shame, because he’s got great tenacity, great footwork and speed and knowledge.

“He’s got great drive and he’s got a good goal in him too.

“I’m pleased for him. England need that type of player who can play in tight areas and make thing happen.

“Jack needs games. He needs regular games, he needs to build up that stamina and he needs to get that rhythm going.

“If he stays fit all the way until the end of the season he should be in that squad, for sure.”


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