Jack Wilshere has taken to Twitter to release a message commenting on his omission from Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the 2018 World Cup.
The 26-year-old failed to make the list of 23 players set to travel to Russia next month, whilst Crystal Palace’s impressive loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek made the cut.
The Arsenal midfielder was visibly frustrated at the decision having posted numerous messages on social media making light of the situation.
England’s 2018 World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United).
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea).
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).
Having made 42 appearances for the Gunners this season, Wilshere looked to be back in contention for a spot on the plane to Russia.
However, that was not the case, with England manager Southgate claiming, “He was not as effective towards the end of the season.”
In response, Wilshere tweeted:
“Think its about time I had my say… 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 impact.
“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.”