Wilshere discusses possibility of meeting Arsenal teammate at Euros; highlights Wales game as key

England's Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey could meet each other on Thursday when England take on Wales in Lens.

England's Jack WilshereEngland's Jack Wilshere

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has spoken to the club's official website regarding the possibility of facing teammate Aaron Ramsey at Euro 2016.

England and Wales will face off in the second set of fixtures in Group B on Thursday 16th June, and Wilshere described to arsenal.com just how important he feels the game against Ramsey and Co could actually be:

Wales' Aaron Ramsey in actionWales' Aaron Ramsey in action

"We have really spoken to each other about it yet, but there's a little bit of banter. We've got them in the second game, and it could be an important game. I fancy us and Wales as the strongest two in the group, so it could be the decider for who tops the group."

Ramsey's place in the Welsh starting XI is pretty much assured, whilst Wilshere's chance of gaining a starting berth in France is not quite as straightforward. Both suffered spells on the sidelines for Arsenal during this past season, with Wilshere only returning to action for the last three games, and making his first start of the season in the Gunners final fixture.

England's Jack Wilshere warms up before the matchEngland's Jack Wilshere will be hoping to start for England in France

The England midfield is packed full of exciting talent including Tottenham Hotspur pair Dele Alli and Eric Dier, and Wilshere, 24, will have to prove himself in the Three Lion's training sessions if he is to stand any chance of starting in the group games.

Arsenal fans will be hoping that both their midfield stars play next Thursday, and showcase their considerable skill, although they could be watching from behind the sofa, flinching at every tackle the injury prone pair make.

England face Russia tomorrow in the 8pm kick-off while Wales play Slovakia in the earlier start.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere in actionJack Wilshere only featured in three games for Arsenal last season


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