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Does Danny Welbeck deserve to be in the England squad? 0

Posted on September 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has vowed to keep working hard and prove he merits a place in the England squad. The former Manchester United striker appeared as a substitute in the Three Lions 2-1 home defeat by Spain.

In fact, he was highly unfortunate not to equalise in stoppage-time when he saw a goal harshly disallowed for what looked like a non-existent foul on Spain goalkeeper David De Gea.

In England squad by default

Welbeck is a decent attacking option for England boss Gareth Southgate. However, he almost just a default option for the Three Lions boss, who currently has a dearth of quality attacking cover for first-choice striker Harry Kane.

Prediction: Belgium v England 0

Posted on July 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Belgium Win

Best Odds: 6/5

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Saturday afternoon, Belgium and England meet in the World Cup 2018 third-place play-off game in Saint Petersburg. Neither side will have wanted to participate in this game, but both will be keen to end their adventures in Russia on a high.

Belgium

For much of World Cup 2018, Belgium has looked like a team that could lift the trophy. In fact, the Red Devils were unbeaten in 24 games heading into their semi-final with France, only to suffer a 1-0 defeat against Les Bleus.

Prediction: Sweden v England 0

Posted on July 06, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict:  Draw

Best Odds: 23/10

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Saturday afternoon, Sweden and England clash in the quarter-finals of World Cup 2018. Neither has made the last four of a World Cup in recent history, so both will see this as a big opportunity to move into the latter stages of the competition.

Sweden

Sweden have been one of the surprise-packages of World Cup 2018. The Scandinavians needed a play-off against Italy to qualify for the finals. However, Janne Andersson’s side has won three of their four games in Russia. In the last-16 they recorded a 1-0 win over Switzerland courtesy of a goal from Emil Forsberg.

Prediction: Colombia v England 0

Posted on July 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: England Win

Best Odds: 11/10

Bookmakers: Coral

On Tuesday night, Colombia and England go head-to-head for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup. Colombia made the last eight last time out, but the Three Lions have not played in the World Cup quarter-final since 2006. It is a massive game for both teams.

Colombia

Colombia recovered from a defeat in their opening group games to defeat Poland and Senegal top Group H. The highly-rated South American team have been on a run of unconvincing form of late, as they failed to win any of their three warm-up games heading into Russia 2018.

Does Jack Wilshere deserve to go to the World Cup? 1

Posted on May 16, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss out on Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for this summer.

Wilshere had earned a recall to the Three Lions squad for the recent friendly internationals against the Netherlands and Italy. However, unsurprisingly the midfielder had to pull out due to injury.

Wilshere was in England’s squad for the ill-fated euro 2016 campaign, despite having barely featured for the Gunners in the previous season.

Everton now favourites to sign Jack Wilshere 0

Posted on March 29, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Everton are the favourites to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer. The Toffees are reportedly willing to offer the midfielder a contract worth £90,000 per week.

The central midfielder has just a few months left on his contract at Arsenal. The England international has been offered new terms in north London. However, reportedly he would have to take a 25 per cent wage cut to stay at Arsenal, his preferred summer option.

Been in decent form

Wilshere has been in decent form in recent months, showing glimpses of the sort of play that made him one of the most highly regarded young midfielders in Europe during his younger years.

Will any Arsenal players be in England’s World Cup squad? 0

Posted on November 11, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have a squad full of players that have represented their countries at different international tournaments.

The likes of Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny. Alexandre Lacazette, Mohamed Elneny, Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi are likely to feature at next year’s World Cup. However, a scarce amount of Arsenal players look like contenders for the England squad.

Gunners players must play

Arsenal do not currently have many English players in their first-team squad. Only Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott look like realistic prospects for the Three Lions squad.

Harry Kane ‘may be risked’ in the derby 0

Posted on November 09, 2017 by David Nugent

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane ‘may be risked’ in next weekend’s north London derby against Arsenal, according to England boss Gareth Southgate.

Kane pulled out of the Three Lions squad for international friendlies against Germany and Brazil. The striker has just returned from injury and there were suggestions in the media that the striker was not in fact injured.

However, Southgate disputed that fact by telling the media: “Harry Kane – I knew he was in trouble because he stayed down – Harry Kane doesn’t stay down.

Jack Wilshere odds of 5/1 to make England’s World Cup squad 0

Posted on October 07, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was close to receiving a call-up to the England squad for the games against Slovenia and Lithuania.

The 25-year-old is currently out-of-favour in north London. In fact, Wilshere has failed to appear in a Premier League game this season for the Gunners. His only first-team appearances the midfielder has had this season were in the League Cup and Europa League.

England lacking creativity in midfield

Enhanced Offer: 20/1 on England to Beat Slovakia 0

Posted on September 04, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The Three Lions will be under somewhat pressure to keep their good form going as they prepare to welcome Slovakia in a match that could open a tangible lead atop of Group F for Gareth Southgate’s men.

Now we are well aware there are no Arsenal players in his starting line-up, not with the Ox gone now, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t back our country for a win at Wembley.

Normally, you will hardly find any value in betting at 1/3 betting odds but Betfair made sure to present us with a new customer exclusive worth 20/1 which is more than you’ll get elsewhere.



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