England are about to host Germany in a very interesting friendly game, while on Tuesday they will face Brazil as well. One guy who will not be involved in these two matches is Jack Wilshere, not only because he has played only 25 minutes in the Premier League so far, but also, maybe mostly, because of the position Arsene Wenger uses him in, at Arsenal.
Jack played as a number 10 all of last season on loan at Bournemouth. That is not the way we are playing. When we have played with a 10, we have had Dele [Alli] and [Adam] Lallana, but we are not playing with a 10 against Germany
Gareth Southgate told reporters talking about the 25-year-old and the system he will use in this friendly match.
I don’t think Jack is a 10. I think he is a deeper player, but he is not playing deeper. You’d have to ask Arsene why that was
the England manager then said, clearly not agreeing with the way Wilshere is being used by his club manager. Southgate was quick to clear out though that
I really like Jack Wilshere as a player. I think he is a talent and I really respect him as an individual. And I’m hoping that we are in a position in March where we can pick him.