Jack Wilshere to miss out on England's World Cup squad

Benfica's Serbian forward Andrija Zivkovic celebrates with his teammates Benfica's defender Andre Almeida and Benfica's Greek midfielder Andreas Samaris after scoring during the Portuguese Cup semi-final second leg football match SL Benfica

But the Arsenal midfielder has not made the final cut and will not be named in Southgate's 23-man party on Wednesday.

But elsewhere there's a lot of uncertainty, such as which centre-backs Southgate will take with him and who will partner Henderson in the middle of the park. "I would play lots of these talented young players".

"Taking a young kid to go there and experience that I think is a much better way to go".

'He's a good leader to have around and he's understood everything completely. "We are not going to do particularly well, we are not going to win this World Cup". It'd be wrong to put huge pressure on the team, but it'd also be wrong to say it'd be great just to get out of the group.

'I spoke to him three weeks ago before he was in West Ham's team and told him he would be in the squad on the basis on what he's done for us.

"I am convinced, like I was always, that his future is here".

Wilshere has left the injury problems that threatened to derail his career behind him this season by making 38 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal.

Hart, 31, had been expected to join England as third-choice goalkeeper behind Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland despite his disappointing season on loan from Manchester City.

Eh? Delph has performed very well for City this season when required but the fact is he hasn't been playing in midfield, whereas Wilshere has made nearly 40 appearances for Arsenal.

Gary Lineker knows all about leading his country's line at a World Cup, having done so with distinction in 1986 and 1990.

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