Interim England boss Gareth Southgate has decided to call-up Jack Wilshere to his England squad for the World Cup qualifier against Scotland. The central midfielder has been on loan at Bournemouth from Arsenal.
Despite being highly-rated it seems Wilshere has not yet hit top form on the south coast just yet. However, it seems he has impressed sufficiently to earn himself a recall to the England squad.
Has not really impressed for the Cherries
We all know that Jack Wilshere is regarded as a promising midfielder. At Bournemouth he has made eight appearances, seven of those appearances being starts. Despite the fact, he was expected to head to Bournemouth and run the show in midfield for the Cherries he has failed to produce an assist or goal.
Bournemouth are not a top level team, but they play decent football and boss Eddie Howe knows a good footballer, so his teammates are not terrible players. They are not players of the same standard of Arsenal players either, though.
Wilshere has to step-up and become a leader in that Bournemouth team. At 24-years-old he needs to start grabbing Premier League games by the neck. He has the perfect opportunity with the Cherries to show just what he can do playing week in and week out.
At the moment he has not taken that opportunity. Most people connected with the midfielder and Arsenal want him to impress at Bournemouth and come back to north London a stronger player for his experience.
Now is your time Jack
He still has time to impress for both Bournemouth and England. We have been waiting for so long for Jack Wilshere to fulfil his potential at both club and international level. The 24-year-old has been overhyped at times.
However, we all know he has talent and is a better player than he has shown in recent months and games. He is probably fortunate to be in the England squad, having been left out of Gareth Southgate’s last Three Lions squad.
Wilshere has probably benefitted from England having a dearth of any in-form central midfielders at the moment. I am sure Jack is trying his hardest to get to the peak of his game and knows that he now has the chance to revive his career.
Hopefully, he can help England to beat Scotland and during the rest of his loan spell at Bournemouth start to fulfil his potential on the south coast.
Does Jack Wilshere deserve to be in the England squad?