Wilkins backs Arsenal player to feature for England at Euro 2016

Former England international Ray Wilkins thinks Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will recover in time to play for the Three Lions at Euro 2016.

Former England international Ray Wilkins has said on Sky Sports News, broadcast on March 23 at 10.30am, that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has enough time to work his way back into the Three Lions setup after sitting out the entire season through injury.

Just before the start of the campaign, Wilshere broke his fibula and has taken longer than expected to return to action, but reports have suggested that the 24-year-old could be ready to feature during the middle of April.

That would leave Wilshere no more than half-a-dozen competitive fixtures to regain his match sharpness and put his case forward to England boss Roy Hodgson but Wilkins has backed the Gunners player to impress during the final weeks of the Premier League.


Wilkins said: "He has plenty of time and there is no reason why after a few games with Arsenal he could be back to some kind of form and I think he will be."


The former Chelsea and Manchester United player was speaking as he selected his starting XI for England's opening game of Euro 2016 against Russia.


Rather than Wilshere making the squad, he feels that he should operate on the left side of a diamond formation alongside Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney.


Since making his debut for the national team in 2010, Wilshere has scored two goals in 28 appearances.

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