Roy Hodgson explains Jack Wilshere England call-up
Roy Hodgson insists he is in constant contact with Arsenal as he defended his decision to call up Jack Wilshere
Roy Hodgson insists he is in constant contact with Arsenal as he defended his decision to call up Jack Wilshere to the England squad for the friendlies against Chile and Germany.
Wilshere has missed Arsenal’s last two games with an ankle inflammation, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger saying that a scan this week would determine whether the midfielder would be fit to face Manchester United on Sunday ahead of the forthcoming international fixtures.
And Hodgson has defended his decision to include the 21-year-old in his squad despite Wenger suggesting that Wilshere would not be available for international duty.
“We’re in constant discussions with Arsenal,” said Hodgson “Gary Lewin and Ian Beasley are always talking to their medical staff.
“At the moment we know what the situation is with Jack and we know that he’s in a period where his ankle is constantly being assessed.
“I’ve left a message with Arsene and we’ve spoken with Arsene via the doctors. The way I see it is we’re going to monitor the situation on a daily basis.
“With any luck he’ll be fit at the weekend and he’ll play in the game and there’ll be no further things to discuss. If that wasn’t the case then I think it will be a question on a day-to-day basis.”