Merson Insists Jack Wilshere Will Go To Euro2016 If Fit
It has been revealed that Arsenal great Paul Merson believes England manager Roy Hodgson will select Jack Wilshere for Euro2016 if the midfielder manages to prove his fitness before the tournament.
The Arsenal ace is yet to feature this season after suffering a hairline fibula fracture during pre-season in August.
The 24-year-old is now reportedly getting closer to full fitness after some recent setbacks and is expected to resume first-team training following the international break.
Merson told Sky Sports’ The Fantasy Football Club Podcast: “One thing about Roy is he is very loyal. He’s very loyal to the people who have helped in along the way in the group stages.
“That’s the way I read it. I think he needs to do more than just get on a pitch, for me he’ll have to play a few games and see where it goes from there.
“If he’s fit I think he will take him, I think he’s different to what we have got. He will make things happen, and sometimes you’ve just got to take that chance.”
“There are 22 players. If he breaks down halfway through the tournament, there has got to be someone else to step in.
“With the top three going through in the group, if you win your first two games you can rest him in the next game, you haven’t got to play him every game, you can look after him along the way.
“I think he will take him if he’s fit. He’s different, and if he’s different, he’s got to be worth the gamble.”