Has Tottenham Hotspur hero already overtaken Arsenal's Jack Wilshere?

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Has Tottenham's Dele Alli taken Jack Wilshere's place in the England side?

Dele Alli inspired England to a friendly victory over France, earning himself a shot at a starting place at Euro 2016 next summer.

The teenager scored a tremendous goal to open the scoring in the 2-0 win, continuing the strong form he has shown for his club.

Alli has become a regular starter for Tottenham Hotspur this season, making the transition from League One to the Premier League with ease, and his dynamic performance for England will instantly make leaving him out in the future a controversial decision.

There were those who had questioned Alli even being called up to the England squad, including Jamie Carragher, who told The Mail in October that he had it too easy, after playing a handful of Premier League games.

Alli may not even have been called up in the first place had it not been for injuries to other players, including Arsenal ace Jack Wilshere.

Wilshere was once England's top midfield prospect, but fitness problems have curtailed what was expected to be a rapid rise to the very top.

At the end of last season Wilshere was in superb form, and he was the one scoring spectacular long range efforts for club and country, with a strike for the Three Lions against Slovenia a particular highlight.

Wilshere has not played at all in 2015/16, and speaking to Arsenal's official website this week he did not commit to a return date, simply saying he would not rush his return.

His past performances will merit a chance for England, but he will return to find Alli in his path. The Tottenham midfielder has possession, and whether his new North London rival Wilshere can dislodge him from the side remains to be seen.

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