Aaron Ramsey backs Arsenal teammate Wilshere for England

Jack Wilshere

Welsh International Aaron Ramsey believes Arsenal teammate Jack Wilshere can be a key player for England at the Euros.

Aaron Ramsey has backed Jack Wilshere to get into Roy Hodgson’s England squad for this summer’s European championship.

Wilshere has had an injury plagued season, playing just six minutes of first team action before last Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City – where he managed to play over an hour.

And Ramsey, who will hope to play a leading role for Wales in this summer’s tournament in France, has backed Wilshere to be included in Roy Hodgson’s plans, despite the options available to the England manager.

"He has a lot of quality, and I'm sure Roy knows everything he needs to know about him, he can definitely be one of their main players in the tournament," Ramsey said in an interview with Sky Sports.

“They have a lot of options though, a lot of players in form at the moment, and I'm sure they can mix and match, and bring players in and out and still be dangerous.

"Hopefully now he can stay fit and stay strong for us for next season."

Roy Hodgson will select his squad for the tournament on Monday, and it is rumoured that Hodgson is willing to gamble on Wilshere's fitness.

Should Wilshere make the grade, he will find himself in opposition to his teammate Ramsey when Wales and England meet in the group stages of the tournament next month.

The two British nations were both drawn in Group B, and they will face-off in Lens on June 16th.

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