Arsenal legend Ray Parlour makes a harsh assessment of England international Jack Wilshere

England's Jack Wilshere warms up before the match

Ray Parlour believes that Jack Wilshere should not start for England.

England's Jack Wilshere warms up before the match

Speaking to talkSPORT Drive, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has stated that Jack Wilshere does not merit a starting spot in the England side.

England labored their way into the knockout stages of the European Championships and the Three Lions will now be squaring off against Iceland at the Allianz Riviera in Nice on Monday night.

Given the magnitude of the clash, manager Roy Hodgson most certainly will need to get his team selection spot on for the encounter and it will certainly be interesting to see which starting lineup the 68-year-old decides to go with on the night.

England's Wayne Rooney is substituted on for Jack Wilshere

With Adam Lallana currently struggling for fitness ahead of the clash, there has been speculation that Jack Wilshere could earn a start for England once again.

However, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour is not particularly looking forward to seeing Wilshere in action and has harshly stated that the 24-year-old should not be starting against Iceland.

The 43-year-old explained that Wilshere would be a decent substitute for the Three Lions but if everyone is fit, the Arsenal star should be on the bench this Monday.

England's Jack Wilshere in action with Australia's Robbie Kruse

Parlour told talkSPORT Drive, “He’s a good substitution to bring on, Jack, because he’s calm and good on the ball. But at the moment, I just can’t fit him in my team.

“It’s all down to him [Lallana]. If he’s not fit or not at 100%. If he’s only 60% fit he [Hodgson] might have to change it. He might push Alli out [to the wing] and push Rooney in, and Wilshere might get an opportunity. But certainly, if everybody’s fit, I don’t think he gets in the side at the moment.”

England's Jack Wilshere during training

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