Wilshere was touted to be England’s great hope when he broke onto the scene as a talented teenager, but his career has faltered in recent times.
A series of injury problems have curtailed Wilshere’s progress, and he now seems to have been overtaken by Alli.
The 19-year-old Spurs attacking midfielder has been nothing short of a revelation this season, and he is now widely regarded as one of England’s best hopes in the number 10 position.
However, Merson argues that if Wilshere is fit he should be taken to Euro 2016 and played behind the striker.
Merson also claimed that he still thinks Wilshere is a bigger talent than Alli, even though the Spurs man has been in great form this season.
“I still think Jack Wilshere is the better player,” Merson insisted. “We haven’t got another Jack Wilshere. I’d drop Alli back.
“He will make things happen, he will liven the game and the tempo up. For me, you have to take him.”
In terms of records in the Premier League, Alli has scored more goals than Wilshere in 71 fewer appearances.
Wilshere, though, is on the verge of a return to fitness and he will be hoping to prove his class over the remaining weeks of the season.