Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere recalled to England squad to play Sweden

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere included in Roy Hodgson's England squad to face Sweden in next week's friendly

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Jack Wilshere missed the whole of the 2011-12 season through injury Photo: Nike

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Jack Wilshere has been recalled to the England squad to face Sweden in next week’s international friendly.

The 20-year-old Arsenal midfielder, who recently returned to first-team action with the Gunners, has been included in Roy Hodgson’s side after having missed 14 months due to knee and ankle injuries.

Uncapped duo Leon Osman and Steven Caulker have also been included in the squad, while Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster also makes the cut.

Liverpool youngsters Raheem Sterling and Jonjo Shelvey have also been given the nod by Hodgson.

Reds skipper Steven Gerrard is set to win his 100th international cap after being included in the squad, but Ashley Cole, who is also on 99, misses out due to injury.

England squad to play Sweden

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City), Kyle Walker(Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Leon Osman (Everton), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).

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