Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks could give Jack Wilshere a lifeline

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England.

Tottenham midfielder's injury problems could provide an opening for Arsenal star.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal is closed down by Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea  during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England.

Jack Wilshere played no part in Gareth Southgate's England squads at the end of 2017.

Instead it was Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks who starred, winning plaudits from fans and pundits alike as the Three Lions sealed their place at Russia 2018.

Wilshere has since begun playing more regularly for Arsenal, making 10 Premier League starts in total.

It isn't a very high number, but his prospects have been enhanced by Harry Wink's injury troubles.

Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scored their sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Borussia Dortmund and...

The Mirror report Winks is battling ongoing ankle problems which threaten his place in the Three Lions side.

For all Wilshere's troubles, he has actually started one more Premier League game than Winks this season.

Winks has just nine starts in the division, the last being Tottenham's 4-1 loss to Manchester City in mid-December.

Since then injuries have led to him having to rely on cup opportunities against Newport and Rochdale, and when he has played, he has disappointed.

Harry Winks of England warms up prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup  Group F Qualifier between England and Slovenia at Wembley Stadium on October 5, 2017 in London, England.

Last Autumn, Winks opened up a chasm between himself and Wilshere in terms of their progress. Since then the gap has closed and the pair are on an equal footing.

His stalled progress has given Wilshere a lifeline, and if not in tomorrow's squad, Gareth Southgate may have to choose between the two this summer.

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