Jack Wilshere posts response to being left out of England's World Cup squad 2 years ago

Jack Wilshere posts response to being left out of England's World Cup squad

Jack Wilshere has responded to his omission from England's World Cup squad.

The midfielder was one of the more high profile names to have been left out of Gareth Southgate's 23-man squad, which was announced on Wednesday.

Tweeting the next day, Wilshere made clear that he was(understandably) very disappointed to have been overlooked by Southgate, explaining he felt that he had done enough to merit a call-up after feeling 'fit, sharp and strong' throughout the season.

He closed by adding that he respected the manager's decision and would be supporting the team along with the rest of the nation.


Wilshere returned to Arsenal this season after spending the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Bournemouth.

The World Cup will be the first major tournament he has missed with England in six years, when he was ruled out of the 2012 European Championships with ankle ligament damage.

His message on Thursday followed his initial, more humorous take on being overlooked which came on his Instagram on Wednesday.