Despite having a generally injury free season, Jack Wilshere has not been included in England’s squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.
The midfielder made 38 appearances in all competitions this season, but started just 12 Premier League games.
He was called up to the squad for friendlies in March but injury meant he missed both game and with that a chance to impress England boss Gareth Southgate.
Wilshere’s future is still unclear, a new contract remains unsigned despite the fact Arsenal have reportedly come back with improved terms.
The 26 year old went on loan to Bournemouth the season before last having been left out of the England squad, and he is always keen to play for his country, so it remains to be seen if his desire to play international football has an effect on his decision.
He is unlikely to be anything more than a squad player at Arsenal next season, so if he feels his England chances are improved by a move elsewhere, that may well have an impact on what he decides to do.
We’ll see soon enough.