Sinclair suggests West Ham's Mark Noble is better option for England than Wilshere

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Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere will be hopeful of recovering from injury to feature for England this summer.

Former player Trevor Sinclair has suggested on Twitter that West Ham United’s Mark Noble is a better option for England than Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere due to the latter’s lengthy injury problems.

In the build up to the international friendlies against Germany and Holland, attentions have now turned to potential selections in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the European Championships this summer.

The holding midfield position is one of great debate, with Arsenal’s Wilshere still regarded by many Premier League observers as England’s best player in that position.

But the talented Gunner has spent the entire campaign on the side-lines with injury, and Sinclair feels West Ham’s Mark Noble now represents a better option when asked to name a viable alternative.

Wilshere suffered his injury during the Emirates Cup in pre-season, and his potential return to action has been delayed until at least mid-April with only a handful of games remaining at that point.

Sinclair suggests the England international will need at least six to ten competitive matches for him to return to full fitness, a luxury Wilshere will not have in his bid to make the squad this summer.

Noble, on the other hand, has been an ever-present in the West Ham midfield this season and his performances since the turn of the year have been exceptional.

The 28-year-old has never featured for the full national team, yet on current form there is arguably nobody more deserving of a place in midfield than Noble and that leaves Hodgson in a tricky spot.

Does he go for form or reputation? Either way, he is open for criticism after such a bizarre league campaign.

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