Robbie Savage says Jack Wilshere is worth the risk for England

England's Jack Wilshere during training

The Arsenal man is part of the England squad for Euro 2016.

England's Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley during trainingEngland's Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley during training

Writing in the Mirror, Robbie Savage says that taking Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere to Euro 2016 was a risk worth taking for England.

The Arsenal midfielder has missed the vast majority of this past season as he was ruled out through injury until the latter stages of the season.

England's Danny Drinkwater in action with Australia's Mark Milligan and Joshua RisdonEngland's Danny Drinkwater in action with Australia's Mark Milligan and Joshua Risdon

Nonetheless, he is a part of England’s squad for Euro 2016, making it in ahead of the likes of Leicester City star Danny Drinkwater.

That decision has outraged some fans and pundits, who believe that the Foxes man deserved a place in the squad given their Premier League title success.

Savage though, says he has no issue with Wilshere being in the group and he is worth the risk.

“I have no issue with Jack Wilshere going to the Euros,” he told the Mirror.

“I’m a big fan of Wilshere’s ability and, despite his season being a write-off through injury, he is worth the risk.”

England manager Roy HodgsonEngland manager Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson will certainly be hoping that his gamble to take Wilshere does not back fire on him this summer.

Given his injury record in recent years, there is every chance that he could break down in France, which would be a nightmare scenario for the Three Lions boss.

Should it happen the finger would be firmly pointed at Hodgson, and the decision to take the Arsenal man instead of Drinkwater will be widely criticised.

England's Jack Wilshere during trainingEngland's Jack Wilshere during training

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