Arsenal star Jack Wilshere reacts to World Cup snub from England

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere reacts to World Cup snub with class tweet
Jack Wilshere appears to be taking the news well (Picture: Getty)

Jack Wilshere appears in good spirits despite failing to win a place in Englands squad for this summers World Cup.

The Arsenal midfielder would have hoped a productive season at the Emirates would have been enough to convince Gareth Southgate of his worth in Russia this summer.

But Southgate is set to leave Wilshere out of his squad, which will be announced at 1pm on Wednesday, as he is said to have concerns over Wilsheres fitness levels.

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The 26-year-old has struggled with reoccurring injury problems during his career but has been a key player for Arsene Wenger this season, playing 38 games for the club in all competitions.

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While this was not enough to win a World Cup place, Wilsheres latest social media activity suggests he has taken the news well.

Responding to a Twitter user who jokingly asked him whether he would be up for a trip to Zante this summer, Wilshere said: Let me know the dates and Im in. He then added: Can I bring the baby as well?

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere reacts to World Cup snub with class tweet
Wilshere has enjoyed a promising season for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Wilshere was named in Englands squads for the friendlies against Holland and Italy in March but played no part in either fixture, returning home after struggling with an ankle injury.

Speaking at the time, the midfielder said he never gave up on his dream of playing for England again.

I feel Im at a place in my career and in my life where I have accepted the past has happened, he said.

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Now Im just focused on the future and improving myself. I know my body better than I have ever done.

I know what to do with it and how to get the best out of it so Im just focused on that.

Ive always said I love representing my country, its something that Ive missed. But I never gave up. I never gave hope that I could do it again.

MORE: The reason Gareth Southgate left Jack Wilshere out of Englands World Cup squad

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