Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has assured England manager Roy Hodgson that midfielder Jack Wilshere will be fit and ready for the World Cup, which starts on June 12th.
Wilshere has been on the sidelines for Arsenal since he suffered a hairline fracture during England’s home friendly against Denmark on March 5th, sparking fears he may not recover in time.
Hodgson will be providing his 30-man teamsheet for the tournament on 13th May and Wenger said, “I have told him that Wilshere will be available, he will just be polished. He is starting to jog this week, he will be out for 2 or 3 weeks longer I think.”
That recovery estimation could potentially put Wilshere in contention for Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Hull on 17th May.
“Jack has been in and out this year, but I think they have sorted out the problem now,” Wenger said. “I hope from now on he will always be available.”
“England have a very difficult group. They have Italy and Uruguay in the group and they have to get out of it. Jack can be the positive surprise.”
By Ben Kelly
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