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Hodgson keen on Wilshere

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Kristopher Love | 11 November, 2017, 04:30

Jack Wilshere has been told by England boss Gareth Southgate that he needs more regular football to be considered for his World Cup squad, but Hodgson has ruled out coming to his need.

Unwanted by England and under-valued at Arsenal, Jack Wilshere's career has hit the buffers in recent seasons and that could lead the 25-year-old midfielder to quit the Emirates in the new year.

Wilshere, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has scored twice in eight appearances for Arsenal but is yet to start in the Premier League.

The twenty-five year old is keen to work his way into Gareth Southgate's thoughts ahead of next summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federation with a loan move looking likely once the transfer window reopens. I am happy with where I am, playing-wise.

"You'd have to ask Arsene why he wasn't at Arsenal last year and you'd have to ask Eddie why he played him as a 10 last year".

"I really like Jack Wilshere as a player", he said. I think he is a talent and I really respect him as an individual.

"We need him both internationally and for the Arsenal", the former captain added. "I will tell you who - his agent".

"They've got an energy and a drive, the determination and desire, that I'd say is second to none in the league, so they're up there with the best teams and it's just a matter of time before they go on and challenge - seriously, they have done for the last few years but seriously - for the league title".

"I don't think Jack is a 10". "Of course I want to stay".

I am trying to get into the Premier League team. Omitted from the squad for tonight's England game against Germany, the playmaker "is desperate to play for Arsenal".