Stuart Pearce says he has no worries over Wilshere starting for England

Stuart Pearce

The Arsenal midfielder is part of England's squad for Euro 2016.

Stuart Pearce

Speaking to talkSPORT, Stuart Pearce has said that he has no worries about Arsenal star Jack Wilshere starting for England this summer.

The midfielder is a part of the current squad that has headed to France to compete in the European Championships.

He made it into Roy Hodgson’s 23-man selection despite the fact he missed the majority of the season through his latest long-term injury.

England's Jack Wilshere in action with Portugal's William Carvalho

There has been some criticism of Wilshere's selection, with many believing that taking a player with an injury record such as his is a massive gamble for the Three Lions.

He has somewhat proved his fitness in the warm up games before the tournament, and has certainly impressed Pearce, who says he has no worries about the Arsenal man starting.

“I’ve been more impressed with Wilshere than I thought I would be,” he told talkSPORT. “I think he’s picked the pace of the football up brilliantly, I’d have no worries about putting him in to start the game.”

England manager Roy Hodgson

All indications appear to be that Roy Hodgson will be using Wilshere as a starter in France this summer.

Of the midfielders in the squad, he is easily among the most talented on his day and arguably he is the only one who can pick out the killer pass that can sometimes be the difference.

Having that type of player could be key to England's hopes and is likely to see the Arsenal star named as a starter for as long as England find themselves competing.

England's Jack Wilshere in action with Turkey's Caner Erkin

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