100 per cent pass accuracy, Arsenal star Jack Wilshere stakes international claim

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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere produced a faultless second half for England against Honduras.

England's bore draw with Honduras may not be particularly memorable for anybody who watched it,  more interesting for the weather than the football on display.

For the players however it was a more than useful exercise in keeping match fit, particularly those who are short of practice.

One of those was second half substitute Jack Wilshere, who came on a half-time and completed 45 minutes.

And his display was spotless from a passing perspective, notching 100 per cent passing accuracy from 45 passes, including four long balls.

That's superior to the man he replaced in Steven Gerrard, 93 per cent completion rates with 40 attempted passes.

Jordan Henderson, the player Wilshere is most likely competing for a spot with, played 83 minutes, with a 91 per cent completion rate from 92 attempted passes.

Unlike Henderson and Gerrard however, who didn't create a single goalscoring opportunity between them, Wilshere made two key passes during his half on the pitch.

England's World Cup opener against Italy next weekend will be a more competitive and fiery affair, but Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere can be satisfied with his efforts.

He will have wanted to give manager Roy Hodgson something extra to think about, and the young Gunner may just have a prominent role to play in Brazil yet.

 

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