England Star Breaks Silence After World Cup Snub
England Star Breaks Silence After 2018 FIFA World Cup Snub
An England international has spoken out after being snubbed for his national team's 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.
Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere, who has been capped 34 times by his country, will not feature at football's biggest showpiece this year, despite making 38 appearances for the Gunners this season.
The midfielder missed England's friendlies against Netherlands and Italy in May through injury, and it seems it was then that manager Gareth Southgate decided to turn his attention to the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fabian Delph instead.
"Think it is about time I had my say," Wilshere wrote on Twitter.
"It goes without saying that I am naturally incredibly disappointed to have been left out of the England squad for the World Cup.
"I have felt fit, sharp and strong all season, and believe I should be in the squad! And given a chance, I could have made a real impact.
"However, I have to respect the manager's decision and would like to wish the whole squad all the very best for the tournament.
"I will always be an England fan and will be supporting the boys with the rest of the nation."
The 26-year-old also failed to make his country's standby list, with Southgate opting for other midfielders in Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana.
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