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Jack Wilshere Dropped By England U21s, Tipped For Senior England Debut

By Ollie Irish

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been left out of England’s Under-21 squad for Tuesday’s friendly against Uzbekistan.

This means, almost certainly, that Wilshere is set to be picked in England’s senior squad, for Wednesday’s friendly against Hungary.

Is this Fabio Capello’s fresh start, as promised? I hope so – for too long England’s stale selection policy has been ruled by ‘past form’ (Gerrard and Lampard, Terry and Ferdinand, Lampard and Gerrard, Ferdinand and Terry etc.), whilst youthful potential was acknowledged but then overlooked. The Germans figured this out a few years ago, and look how it paid off in South Africa. I don’t see why England can’t match that achievement at the next World Cup – the talent is there.

Wilshere is one hell of a player – his confidence is what impresses me the most – and he represents England’s future. Adam Johnson (how I still wish he had gone to the World Cup), Lee Cattermole, Micah Richards and Theo Walcott have also been left out of England’s U21s, so there’s a good chance all four will join Wilshere in England’s next senior squad. About bloody time.

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By Ollie Irish on August 5th, 2010 in Arsenal, Featured, International football. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

8 Responses to “Jack Wilshere Dropped By England U21s, Tipped For Senior England Debut”

  1. Alex says:

    It’s all about the Jacks (no not you Cardiff)… Davenport and Wilshere.

    Bring in the yutes, drop the chaff. Go backwards to go forwards!

    Also Lee Cattermole- love that name, it’s like a question: Lee: Cat or Mole?

  2. spectator says:

    and martin kelly. i think.

  3. Jamie says:


  4. David Macbeth says:

    Does anyone know when the squad is announced. Should be the most interesting and illuminating England squad in years.

  5. Clancy says:

    Anyone who didn’t see Wilshere hit the bar against Celtic should watch this

    And why not.

  6. franck wen says:

    I doubt it. Other national team managers will be brave enough but not England cos the English F A would have intervene and the manager will have the same squad. Terry,Lampard,Gerrard Cole,Crouch….interesting to know that Blanc has picked no one from the World Cup team of 2010 and I say “Good riddance”, In fact all those players deserve not to be pick again.England needs to pick players with technical abilities,tactical awareness and not bulls and cows which has nothing but strength and bull doze their way. England are at least 10 yrs behind time in terms of techniques and tactical awareness.

  7. supaphil says:

    Was Kieran Gibbs dropped as well?

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