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'Incredibly disappointed' Jack Wilshere feels he should have gone to World Cup

'Incredibly disappointed' Wilshere feels he should have gone to World Cup

17/05/2018 at 20:38Updated 17/05/2018 at 21:53

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has said that he still believes that he should have been taken to the World Cup but respects the decision made by England manager Gareth Southgate.

Wilshere, 26, made 38 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this season, his second-highest tally ever, but was still left out of Southgate's final 23-man squad for the finals in Russia.

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It was reported that Wilshere's inability to play in Southgate's preferred high pressing system was one of the reasons he was left out.

In his place Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were selected as the central players.

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"Think its about time I had my say..." Wilshere wrote.

"It goes without saying that I’m naturally incredibly disappointed to have been left out of the England squad for the World Cup. I’ve felt fit, sharp and strong all season and believe I should be in the squad!

"And given the chance i could have made a real inpact [sic]. However, I have to respect the manager’s decision and would like to wish the whole squad all the very best for the tournament. I will always be an England fan and will be supporting the boys with the rest of the nation 🦁🦁🦁"

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