Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate warned he must be “playing at a good level” in order to return to the international team
JACK WILSHERE is considering leaving Arsenal in a desperate last ditch attempt to make England’s World Cup squad.
The Gunners star, 25, last played for the Three Lions in the disastrous 2-1 loss to Iceland in the Euro 2016 knockout stage.
Boss Gareth Southgate warned Wilshere he has to be “playing at a good level” to return to the fray.
A season on loan at Bournemouth revitalised a career plagued by injuries but Wilshere is yet to feature in the Premier League for Arsenal this term.
He is reportedly worried about not getting a chance at the Gunners and is considering his future.
The report also claims those close to Wilshere insist he has been fit enough to play since the start of the campaign but has made just three appearances in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.
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And so a move to admirers West Ham or Crystal Palace is most likely, reports the Times.
Birmingham made a bid to land him in the summer but Championship football is not an option with his international aspirations at stake.
Wilshere insists he is fitter than ever as he looks to finally put his injury woes behind him.
He said: “My fitness levels if I’m honest are the best they have ever been.
“If you look at the numbers after the game, I’ve been out for four months but I’m not the one who hasn’t ran the most.
“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t run the most, but my numbers are good so I’m happy.”
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere appears to fiight in the tunnel after he was sent of in U23’s match against Manchester City